Logo of Green Ideas, Korean

This simulation demonstrates how multimodality and innovative technologies can be leveraged to create a blended learning experience that emulates the process of job application and onboarding in the context of an international corporation, Green Ideas Inc.. The project culminates in an authentic public event – Ignite Green Ideas – where participants give individual speech centered on their professional and personal connection to the company’s core value: Sustainability.

Simulations have immense potential to engage students in memorable project-based language learning experiences. To be launched in Fall 2018, this first Korean blended learning simulation is designed and developed by the Technology Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Korean Language Flagship Program at the University of Hawaii. It provides a virtual experience built around a fictitious business: Green Ideas, Inc. and immerses students in highly contextualized language learning scenarios. Mandatory to Korean Flagship pre-capstone students who plan to join the one-year overseas program at Korea University in the following academic year, this simulation experience comprises two parts: the Application Module and the Onboarding Module. The Application Module takes the students through a job application process, which includes submitting a job application form and participating in a job interview with Green Ideas, Inc. staff and may culminate in an internship contract. The Onboarding Module includes hands-on Korean workplace culture learning and intensive training of public speech skills. The embedded tasks aim to help students build a repertoire of strategies to tackle complex and high-stakes situations that require sophisticated professional language and a deep understanding of the Korean business culture. The Onboarding Module culminates in a public speech event that opens to both online and face-to-face audience.

The different phases of the Learner's experience during the simulation.
Design and Development of the learning module
Wireframe of the website for Green Ideas Korean. Menu includes "About Us", "Areas of Business", "Green Consulting", "Marketing Services", "Corporate Social Responsibility" and "Join Us".
Naiyi Xie Fincham

Naiyi Xie Fincham

Project Lead

Naiyi has a PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology and extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating online language courses catering for various learner needs. Naiyiʼs research interests include language learnersʼ self-regulated learning in online and blended learning environments.

Sang Yee Cheon

Sang Yee Cheon

Associate Professor, University of Hawaii

Sang Yee has a PhD in Linguistics and is the Director of the Korean Language Flagship Center, University of Hawaii. Sang Yeeʼs research interests include Korean Phonology and Phonetics, Second Language Acquisition and Content-Based Instruction.

Leeseul Park

Leeseul Park

Learning Design Assistant

Leeseul is a graduate student in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She has taught Korean, Japanese, and English in several places around the world. Her main interests are second language acquisition and education.

Eunsun Lee

Eunsun Lee

Learning Design Assistant

Eunsun is a graduate student in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Eunsun has taught English and Korean to secondary school students in Korea and tutored the Korean Language Flagship students at UH.

Simulations have immense potential to engage students in memorable project-based language learning experiences. To be launched in Fall 2018, this first Korean blended learning simulation is designed and developed by the Technology Innovation Center, in collaboration with the Korean Language Flagship Program at the University of Hawaii. It provides a virtual experience built around a fictitious business: Green Ideas, Inc. and immerses students in highly contextualized language learning scenarios. Mandatory to Korean Flagship pre-capstone students who plan to join the one-year overseas program at Korea University in the following academic year, this simulation experience comprises two parts: the Application Module and the Onboarding Module. The Application Module takes the students through a job application process, which includes submitting a job application form and participating in a job interview with Green Ideas Korea, Inc. staff and may culminate in an internship contract. The Onboarding Module includes hands-on Korean workplace culture learning and intensive training of public speech skills. The embedded tasks aim to help students build a repertoire of strategies to tackle complex and high-stakes situations that require sophisticated professional language and a deep understanding of the Korean business culture. The Onboarding Module culminates in a public speech event that opens to both online and face-to-face audience.

The different phases of the learner experience during the simulation.
The steps in the design and development of the simulation.
Wireframe of the website for Green Ideas Korean. Menu includes "About Us", "Areas of Business", "Green Consulting", "Marketing Services", "Corporate Social Responsibility" and "Join Us".
Naiyi Xie Fincham

Naiyi Xie Fincham

Project Lead

Naiyi has a PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology and extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating online language courses catering for various learner needs. Naiyiʼs research interests include language learnersʼ self-regulated learning in online and blended learning environments.

Sang Yee Cheon

Sang Yee Cheon

Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii

Sang Yee has a PhD in Linguistics and is the Director of the Korean Language Flagship Center, University of Hawaii. Sang Yeeʼs research interests include Korean Phonology and Phonetics, Second Language Acquisition and Content-Based Instruction.

Leeseul Park

Leeseul Park

Learning Design Assistant

Leeseul is a graduate student in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She has taught Korean, Japanese, and English in several places around the world. Her main interests are second language acquisition and education.

Eunsun Lee

Eunsun Lee

Learning Design Assistant

Eunsun is a graduate student in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Eunsun has taught English and Korean to secondary school students in Korea and tutored the Korean Language Flagship students at UH.

Green Ideas Badge

Green Ideas, Inc. awards the Communicator badge in the simulation project.

 

Description

This badge certifies that a participant has completed the Job Application Module and Onboarding Module the Fall 2018 “Green Ideas, Inc.” simulation project.

Criteria

  • Completed and submitted the job application form.
  • Participated in the job interview with Green Ideas, Inc. staff.
  • Completed the Workplace Culture Training and all the assessments.
  • Completed the Public Speaking Skills Training and all the activities.
  • Completed the individual presentation at the Ignite Green Ideas Talk event.

Evidence

Ignite Green Ideas presentation PowerPoint link.

2018 Green Ideas Korean Badge

Contact Information

TECH CENTER

1890 East West Road

Moore Hall 256

Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956-5121

tech.center@hawaii.edu

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