Instructional Innovation Workshops
As the Educational Technologist at the Columbia University Language Resource Center, I run weekly workshops that explore thoughtful and creative applications of educational technology in the language classroom. Each session focuses on a salient aspect of classroom instruction and explores how it can be augmented through the use of technology. The workshops complement the reading group sessions in investigating links between technology and world language pedagogy.
Second Language Acquisition Reading Group
I also host a reading group dedicated to exploration of theoretical dimensions of second and foreign language study. The group meets regularly to examine recent scholarship in the field, and discuss its applications in the world language classroom. Each semester features a different theme that informs the topics of each session. Although the reading group is geared towards Columbia and Barnard instructors, it is frequently attended by guests from the outside of the Columbia language community.
Parallel to pedagogical applications of NLP in the language classroom, I am also interested in the potential of the extended reality (XR) technologies for language learning. My interest in that topic comprises two overlapping and mutually influencing dimensions: the role of XR in the mediation of complex pedagogical frameworks, and its implementation in facilitating spatial learning.
- Podcast: Speaking of language (S5E14) - Simon Zuberek - Extended Reality (XR) in the Language Classroom
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- The Presence Tense: Developing VR Environments for the Multimodal Classroom
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- From VR to a Multimodal Task – Developing VR Experiences for the Multimodal Language Classroom
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