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College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)

Lead Faculty

Katie Coleman

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Available On

Oculus Quest 1, Oculus Quest 2, PC/Mac, Mobile/Tablet

Enhancing English for Academic Purposes (EAP) learning and instruction through immersive and interactive XR experiences

Project description

This experience is composed of XR scenarios created specifically to pair with English Language Institute (ELI) speaking class ELI 531 Language and Communication that will allow students to practice academic English skills in realistic social settings. With XR, students will receive scaffolding in the form of videos, text boxes, or narration superimposed on the scene to help them learn the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and other skills necessary to be able to meet each learning objective.
Development Platform
Development Team/Production Team
Brian Derry

Learning Goals

Use language in “real-life” situations to communicate and accomplish a variety of tasks in different academic and social settings.