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Tuesday, April 21 • 8:45am - 9:30am
Vygotsky and Bruner on Roddenberry's Holodeck FULL

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Between 1991-2005 I presented numerous workshops on using games to "engagify" education, but in 2006 I found myself seeking to engage distance education students. Even then, with relatively few students, it was clear that a MOOC-like approach was ineffective. After much research however, I discovered a select number of safe and highly effective 3D interactive Virtual Learning Environments that created a highly positive relationship between the learner and the subject being studied. This Immersive Technology program, has been growing 300% annually at HCOS. It would be my pleasure to share with you the secrets to this success.

Delegates will get a succinct overview of:
  1. The educational theory that underpins and justifies the use of 3D interactive virtual learning environments (VLEs);
  2. The need to be very selective in what is used with students; 
  3. What is currently being done in this field; and
  4. How they can get the resources and any training necessary to bring a new level of engagement and learning to their teaching practice.

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Gord Holden

Immersive Technology Specialist, Heritage Christian Online School
Gord Holden is the director of the Immersive Technology Program at Heritage Christian Online School. His staff of 12 provide immersive learning in 3D virtual environments for academics in grades 5-8, language courses in French and Spanish, a variety of Art courses, and academics for... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 8:45am - 9:30am PDT

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