The presentation will report a research Project on Second Life aiming at introducing pre-service language teachers with 3D Virtual Learning Environments and enabling them to use this environment for language teaching at Istanbul University, Hasan Ali Yucel Faculty of Education, English Language Teaching Department. In the scope of the Project, “Comparative Education” class has been conducted both face to face and in World. In the presentation, a description of the project, methodology, results and student work will be given and a tour of the virtual classroom will be executed.
Tuncer Can (PhD since 2011, from Istanbul University, English Language Teaching Department) has been working in the same department since 2001. His research ranges from Constructivist Approach to using 3D Virtual Learning Environments in the context of foreign language learning and instruction. He has also managed and partnered in many projects like “Establishing the Virtual Campus of Istanbul University on 3D VLE,” funded by Istanbul University Research Center and “CAMELOT: CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online Language Teaching and Learning” funded by European Commission, being the latest. He has been operating http://www.ingilish.com/.