Research Presentation: VR in the Italian Classroom

Researchers collect 360-degree video footage of a historic marketplace in Rome for use in VR language learning exercises.
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Researchers collect 360-degree video footage of a historic marketplace in Rome for use in VR language learning exercises.

Please join our Research Group for a presentation from Ryan Calabretta Sajder on his current research project. The presentation will be from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 19, at the J.B. Hunt Center Room 207.

From Rome to Fayetteville: Virtual Reality in the Italian Classroom

Through a task-based learning exercise, students will explore Prati's historic market, search for vocabulary items, and then interact with the fruit vendor to complete various transactions aimed to assess grammatical structures. The presentation will discuss creation, development, and assessment of the piloted version of the project. 

Contacts

Rebecca K. Foote, assistant professor
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
479-575-5947, rebeccaf@uark.edu

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