Creating a Virtual Learning Experience Webinar with COERLL

Mon, February 22, 2016 | Webinar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

COERLL is hosting webinar presenter Terri Nelson, California State University, San Bernardino.

Results from student testing of Paris Occupé, a presenter-created role-playing game set in Nazi-occupied Paris, show student progress in linguistic production, complex reasoning and empathy. In the game, students take on fictional identities to learn about Nazi-occupied Paris. The combination of historical information learned through the game, as well as more traditional course materials (fiction and nonfiction in a variety of media) plus the personal, emotional engagement with their RPG (role-playing game) character, helps students engage in higher level critical thinking skills and express more nuanced emotional, moral and philosophical stances in French while also developing a more comprehensive and realistic understanding of the complex time period. This presentation will demonstrate the game design features underlying the content delivery and linguistic scaffolding. More information is on the COERLL webpage.

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