I'm looking for feedback and opinions on this theme.
It's my view that traditional classroom layout and teaching practices tend to ignore the importance of the body in learning and treat students as if they were floating heads. Ken Robinson discusses this in his famous TED talk on creativity.
With many language schools and institutions turning to virtual worlds such as Second Life in order to cut costs and reach distant and working students, I'm concerned that as we sit in front of our PCs controlling our avatars like puppet masters, the experience of language learning will become further disembodied.
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