WORLD LEARNING SUMMIT 2019
WLS JUNE 5-7 2019
UNIVERSITY OF AGDER
EDUJAM theme 2019:
EXPLORING VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION
We all realize that telling a story is an aspect of knowing the context, the content, the audience and the situating of the telling. Now, with multimedia tools at our disposal, is there anything to be said for telling a story differently? A story has a plot, it has characters, settings, situations, tensions, conflicts, and resolutions to conflicts. Educational stories are no different. The difference lies in the ways audiences, stories, authors and actors interact: A book begins in one end and ends with another. A hypertextual, multimedia story is multilayered, with many different levels of storytelling goging on at the same time. Players, gamers, interactants in a multimedial story make choices, explore different options, and move from one level to another. It is a different approach.
In the WLS 2019 Edujam workshop we engage with Kommuneforlaget and their ongoing VR and AR explorations of new learning interaction narratives. The KF-approach will be presented. What is new is the ways in which the WLS 2019 Edujam participants engage to create together one particular narrative — which we call a “sustainable communication” narrative. Two cases will be brought to the table: One is a case of developing learning designs for high school on the topic of climate change, and starting with national framework plans high school studies of natural sciences. The other case takes up social studies and asks how we can co-create learning designs for the study of how to solve contemporary world conflicts caused by rising extremism.
JAM WITH THE ENTREPRENEURS
PER OLAV NYBORG
Per Olav is in charge of the VR and AR activities at the publishing house Kommuneforlaget – KF, engaging in new approaches to digital storytelling
Donna is the Chief Technology Officer at Arizona State University (PhD in Economics) and the Vice Chair of Future Learning Lab, as well as a WLS host.
Known as "the math guy" at US National Public Radio with about 30 000 listeners, Keith is a "jack of all trades": Director Emeritus of Stanford University H Star Institute.
June is currently Deputy Director at the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, where she heads up the activities of Kulturtanken, exploring uses of art in Norwegian schools.
Phil once founded the company Robots and Pencils. He is now Vice President at the global company Salesforce, where he specializes in innovation strategies.
Peter is the headmaster of the WLS 2019 Edujam workshop, where participants will co-create a project on "sustainable communication".
A building, a place, a learning space • give us the location and the short story of the one who designed it – we will give you the Edujam session and the other WLS 2019 sessions for free…
Questions? Get In touch
Oddgeir Tveiten, World Learning Summit Chair and PhD coordinator at Future Learning Lab