In episode 30, Jose Luis de Ramon Ruiz interviews Patrick Murphy about how his teaching has changed during his nearly 20 year career teaching language courses at the university level. In their conversation, they touch on how Patrick uses Twitter to connect students to real-time culture as well as his future plans for virtual reality as a learning tool. Patrick also discusses how being afraid to fail can keep teachers from taking important risks in their classrooms.



You can read the transcript of this episode here.


Show Notes

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You can find Patrick Murphy online…

…at his faculty profile

…by email

…or on Twitter @murphyfall2014

You can find Jose Luis de Ramon Ruiz online…

…by email

To learn more about the other virtual and augmented reality projects mentioned on the episode, here are some more links…

…faculty page for Professor Carlos Miguel-Pueyo

virtual reality for language learning at University of Texas San Antonio

…Indiana’s funded SOTL research project on augmented reality

We have heard from other teachers on the show who have used Twitter in interesting ways in their teaching…

Noah Geisel on episode 13

Lisa Shepard on episode 14



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