PETERSON, Mark Associate Professor
|Department/Division||Human and Environmental Studies/Language Sciences|
|Undergraduate School||Division of Cognitive and Information Sciences|
|Research areas||Computer assisted language learning|
|Keywords||Computer mediated communication, second language acquisition, virtual environments, interaction, Massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs)|
|Themes||My current research explores learner behaviour in virtual environments such as Second Life and the potential of computer games as a means to facilitate second language acquisition.|
|Major publications||Peterson, M. (2013). Computer Games and Language Learning. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peterson, M. (2012). EFL learner collaborative interaction in Second Life. ReCALL, 24(1), 20-39.
Peterson, M. (2012). Language learner interaction in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). In H. Reinders (Ed.), Computer Games in Language Teaching and Learning (pp.70-92). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peterson, M. (2011). Digital gaming and second language development: Japanese learners interactions in a MMORPG. Digital Culture & Education, 3(1), 56-73.
Peterson, M. (2011). Toward a research agenda for the use of three-dimensional virtual worlds in language learning. CALICO Journal, 29(1), 67-80.
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|Background||PhD in Linguistics (The University of Edinburgh)|