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Learning a Foreign Language in a Mixed-Reality Environment
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 44-47
María Blanca Ibáñez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Derick Leony, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
José Jesús García Rueda, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
David Maroto, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

This article describes a mixed-reality experience for learning Spanish as a foreign language, which takes place in a virtual world that mirrors a boulevard in Madrid. To this end, the authors have extended the capabilities of an open source multiuser 3D virtual world platform to orchestrate learning activities and use augmented reality and augmented virtuality. The results of their evaluation show positive effects on student motivation and improvement in learning outcomes.

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Index Terms:
artificial reality, augmented reality, virtual reality, virtual worlds, computer-supported cooperative work
Citation:
María Blanca Ibáñez, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Derick Leony, José Jesús García Rueda, David Maroto, "Learning a Foreign Language in a Mixed-Reality Environment," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 44-47, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.78
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