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Educators in VR

PAST EVENT

The gulf between the haves and the have-nots with technology is shifting and changing. Many "civilized countries" continue to have areas with little or no Internet access. Promises of 5G global access still has price barriers attached to the devices that support it and the cost to access. How do we shrink the digital divide and democratize access for communication, education, information, and survival?

The iLRN Grand Challenge Jam IV: Bridging the Digital Divide is a facilitated open small group discussion event bringing people together from around the world to discuss the issues and offer solutions. It is about the solutions. How do we change things?

Artists will be taking visual and graphic notes during the event and displaying them via live stream and the final artwork in VirBELA, host to the conference.

This event is part of the iLRN2020 Conference and open to the public. These Grand Challenges tackle the issues considered of primary importance to the United Nations sustainable development goals, tackling racism, infectious diseases, the digital divide, and climate change in custom designed event spaces for the conference.


Educators in VR hosts weekly workshops in AltspaceVR on Tuesdays, as well as throughout the week for special events and team project workshops in AltspaceVR and other VR platforms. Join our Educators in VR AltspaceVR channel for updates to upcoming events. To get the most out of our growing community, join the conversation and browse through a vast bank of resources on our Educators in VR Discord, Facebook group, @educatorsvr Twitter, and website Educators in VR for information. We often live stream or record presentations and workshops on our Educators in VR YouTube channel.


Recording Disclaimer: By entering this event, you hereby irrevocably grant AltspaceVR and Microsoft and its affiliates, agents, and licensees, the right, but not the obligation, to photograph and record your avatar, likeness, voice, and/or username and to own, license, assign, and use the same (or any portion) in the production, exhibition, and promotion of the event, AltspaceVR or other Microsoft products and services without compensation, in any media and on any platform now known or hereafter devised (including the Internet) throughout the universe in perpetuity.  You waive the right to bring action of any kind in law or equity against Microsoft. 
If you wish to not be recorded, simply leave the event. (But we hope you’ll stay!)