PRTESOL 2012 Powerpoint Presentation

Find below the PPT presentation used by Johansen Quijano in his November 2012 talk “Using Virtual and Augmented Spaces to Teach”.


To visit the site for Second Life, go to

To view the Second Life Setup / Macbeth Island video from the conference, visit

To visit the full list of Second Life destinations, visit

—For the art related destinations, including MacBeth Island, visit

For the list of historical places, including Versailles and Rennaisance Island, visit

Remember that Role Play communities frequent many of the places in the historical list.

For a list of educational destinations, including virtual university campuses and virtual libraries and museums, visit

For a list of international destinations, visit

*NOTE* Remember that while Second Life can be a wonderful educational resource, it also has some questionable sections (areas based on horror movies or dance club-themed spaces, for  example) if you stray too far from the areas specified above. Remember to play safe.

To visit the site for ARIS (Augmented Reality), go to

To view the introduction video to Aris Games by David Gagnon of the University of Wisconsin, visit


To view a brief tutorial on how to create stories using Aris, visit

For questions or comments, feel free to send me an e-mail at the address specified in the presentation, or feel free to leave a comment here.


About Quijano

Johansen Quijano is a professor of English in The University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Development focusing on TESOL, and a Master’s Degree in English Literature. He has published and presented on a variety of topics including video game studies, popular culture studies, education, teaching methodology, language acquisition, romantic poetry, and victorian literature. His research interests include the above-mentioned topics, narrative, interactivity, simulation, new media in general, and 18th century literature. He also enjoys creative writing (fiction, historical fiction, and poetry), and reading all kinds of epic literary works - from the Epic Poem of Gilgamesh to Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.

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