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Friday, July 28 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Krause - Virtual Worlds & Immersive Storytelling: Mindfulness & Empathy in #VR#AR#MR

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A true “Mission Critical” is amplifying students’ consciousness; boosting their capacity to discriminate between fact and fiction, using digital literacies to contribute to a better world. Alan November recently published an article about how educators can save democracy by teaching this form of digital awareness.
The need for literacy and awareness extends to virtual realms of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality), pointing to the future of education practices.  
What are goals and benefits of these enhanced environments, which often hype their ability to “immerse students in the learning”?
How can we harness these tools to increase a student’s capacity to connect, appreciate the complexity of an issue, and understand and relate to others’ perspectives? From a mindfulness angle, how can #VR and #AR applications foster authentic curiosity, bringing about an even greater sense of awareness and presence?
In this session, we’ll view through a lens of empathy and storytelling, evaluating the #UX (user experience) of these immersive, virtual realms, relating them to standards for effective learning.

Speakers
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Caitlin E. Krause

Connection Catalyst: Innovation • Story • Design, MindWise
Caitlin E. Krause works in interdisciplinary arenas linking technology, learning, leadership, writing and immersive storytelling. She is passionate about the intersection of expression, experience, and user engagement. A respected global speaker, leader, entrepreneur and educator... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
White Hill Boston Park Plaza
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