Virtual Languages and Culture

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: Virtual Languages and Culture

2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

First Presentation

Track: vLanguage

Language, Culture, and Vocational Learning in a Gamified Context

Thomas K. Hansen, Chief Consultant, Vejle Municipality / Denmark

WorkVR is en EU KA2 project that seeks to integrate language, culture and vocational learning in a gamified context while practicing in a VR environment. Thomas K. Hansen will discuss the project and offer insights into its effectiveness and usages.

Thomas Hansen is Chief Consulting Officer at Denmark-based knowledge and research centre Vifin. Vifin is one of the number of European partners working on an EU Erasmus + project called Work-VR, which uses an online e-training platform for imparting work-related language and culture skills, coupled with an immersive Virtual Reality.

Second Presentation

Track: vLanguage

USAY AR App: Blackfoot Language

Chaz Prairie Chicken, Program Coordinator, Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth

USAY App and Thunder VR video game began as a project with the Urban Society for Aboriginal Yout (USAY) in Calgary, Canada, to preserve the Blackfoot language through the VR lens of a traditional indigenous story, and evolved into a virtual novel called "Thunder." Partnering with the virtual reality company Mammoth, Thunder VR is an immservive Blackfoot language and cultural learning tool. Chaz Prairie Chicken will share the story and lessons learned of the development of the app and how it is not just changing lives but helping preserve an endangered language and culture.

Chaz Praire Chicken is the program coordinator for an aboriginal youth organization, from which he grew up in, volunteered, then joined as staff. He work with the Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth was a part of the development of the Blackfoot virtual novel project.

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