Global learning through digital immersive storytelling: impact, innovation and motivation
08 December 2021, 12:30 pm–1:45 pm
In this webinar, Harriet Marshall will talk about the challenges and opportunities for global learning educators working in immersive virtual environments.
This event is free.
What is digital immersive storytelling and how is it being used in global learning? Why are an increasing number of schools using it in the classroom? How are teachers and young people developing curriculum and enrichment activities using a platform like Lyfta? What do we know about impact so far and what questions still need answering?
In this event, Harriet will present and facilitate a discussion around the challenges and opportunities for global learning educators working in immersive virtual environments (IVE). Time will be given after the presentations for a Q&A with participants.
By drawing upon research from the University of Tampere in Finland and school-based studies in the UK, this seminar explores the fascinating discovery that IVEs have the potential to reduce inter-social anxiety and build empathy and confidence to better connect with others - we in turn consider what this might mean for global learning pedagogy and practice.
This event will be particularly useful for those interested in anyone interested in educational technology and global learning.
About the Speaker
Dr Harriet Marshall
Head of Educational Research at Lyfta
Dr Marshall has worked in the field of global learning for over 22 years as a teacher, researcher, lecturer, consultant and project leader (Universities of Cambridge, York and Bath; Pearson).