Virtuaalisuus ja videovälitteisyys kielenoppimisympäristöjen muokkaajana
The role of virtual and video-mediated technologies in shaping language learning environments
Avainsanat:tietokoneavusteinen kielenoppiminen, virtuaalitodellisuus, videovälitteinen opetus, synkronoitu hybridiopetus
This article addresses the current use and future prospects of virtual and video-mediated language teaching and learning. We outline some basic considerations in the use of virtual and video-mediated tools for language teaching and learning initiatives, and introduce recent studies on these technologies with a particular focus on the educational context of Finland. We discuss how virtual and video-mediated tools can create opportunities for interactive learning environments and shape practices of language teaching and learning by configuring their multimodal, embodied and mediated nature. To conclude, we reflect on what the integration of virtual and video-mediated technologies in pedagogically meaningful language learning environments calls tor from teachers, schools and teacher education.