Multilingual discussion in metaverse among students from the USA, Korea and Japan

Hideyuki Kanematsu, Yoshimi Fukumura, Dana M. Barry, So Young Sohn, Ryosuke Taguchi

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Abstract

E-learning continues to be used as an educational tool all over the world. However, the typical e-learning systems are sometimes not enough for students to feel a close connection with others. Now engineering education needs to be carried out from a global viewpoint, since there are lots of opportunities for international collaboration in higher education organizations. In this study, we investigated multilingual discussion in Metaverse and its possibility to enhance the skills for international discussion and international characteristics. Students from Edwards-Knox high school in the USA, graduate students from Yonsei University, Korea, and Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan, participated in this discussion held on the virtual island (owned by NUT) of Second Life. A language grid system was incorporated into the Metaverse system. This made it possible for the discussion to be carried out with and without the translation system. These sessions were carried out and compared with each other. Also the effectiveness of the international discussion project in Metaverse (with the language grid system) was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 14th International Conference, KES 2010, Proceedings
Pages200-209
Number of pages10
EditionPART 4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 29
Event14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2010 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 2010 Sep 82010 Sep 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume6279 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period10/9/810/9/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Kanematsu, H., Fukumura, Y., Barry, D. M., Sohn, S. Y., & Taguchi, R. (2010). Multilingual discussion in metaverse among students from the USA, Korea and Japan. In Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 14th International Conference, KES 2010, Proceedings (PART 4 ed., pp. 200-209). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6279 LNAI, No. PART 4). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15384-6_22