december, 2020

06dec8:30 am9:00 amFeaturedWhoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil, is rightwise king born....8:30 am - 9:00 am Keynote Auditorium

Speakers for this event

  • Heike Philp

    Heike Philp

    Heike Philp is CEO of let’s talk online sprl, based in Brussels, Belgium, immersive language education specialist. Philp co-initiated four European funded projects (LANCELOT, AVALON, CAMELOT and GUINEVERE) to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses for language teaching and learning in real-time at a distance. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life, regions in OpenSim and servers in Minecraft.


Event Details

Storytelling is a wonderful means of getting our language learners excited. Recreating such a story in a virtual world would provide a great setting for roleplay and fanfiction. Yet, how difficult is it to recreate scenes of Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter or King Arthur and his Round Table in OpenSim? What about character creation? Changing avatar outfit, clothes and accessories? When creating the scene, what building skills are required and when it comes to storytelling, what skills are required to come up with a captivating story? These main three challenges will be addressed in an EVO session and we hope to recreate collaboratively a story in OpenSim. Organised by TESOL America every year in January / February thousands of language educators mingle online to learn from each other in a free-of charge 5-week workshops. This year we invite participants to join us in creating story – and perhaps it is the story of EXCALIBUR…..