Friday, July 17, 2009

Teaching a Foreign Language In a Virtual World

The New York Times has an article yesterday about an interesting type of game: A Virtual World where children will learn languages. Unfortunately, Wiz World Online is all in Chinese so I could not play it, but this is definitively a development to watch, and I would love to hear from people who have played it to understand how the virtual world works. I think that games have great potential to be used as a teaching tool where we can use AI and machine learning to personalize the game and learning experience without the personal attention of a teacher.

PS: When I just made a small modification to this entry, Google showed me an add for "Learn Chinese online with Beijing's best teachers."

1 comment:

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