The annual conference of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) is a showcase for developments in technology in service of second language pedagogies.
Ana Yáñez, Mariana San Martin, and Joseph Borkowski, MIT Global Languages attendees of this year’s conference, will lead a workshop on one of its most-discussed topics: the creation and use of 360-degree video in the language classroom.
Using tools that students and instructors already possess, 360 video facilitates an interactive, first-person perspective on both everyday and unfamiliar scenes. It also provides a gateway to educational applications of augmented and virtual reality with a relatively low barrier to entry.
Those wishing to create a demo task should have a Google account and laptop, and bring a smartphone with the following apps installed:
Ana Yáñez Rodríguez is a Lecturer in Spanish at MIT.
Mariana San Martín is a Lecturer in Spanish in MIT Global Languages.
Joseph Borkowski is the Systems Administrator & Instructional Technologist for Global Languages at MIT.