Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 6:30p -
Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Tech, University
Thinking about exploring a new culture, but don’t have enough time or resources?
Join us and find out how virtual reality is making cultural immersion possible, without traveling.
Registration link (FREE): https://techii2019.eventbrite.com
This event will present the role that virtual reality narratives play in foreign language pedagogy in Harvard’s classrooms. A project will be showcased in which four different Parisians documented the stories of their lives with a virtual reality (VR) camera. These VR narratives immersed foreign language students in diverse perspectives, practices and sites of Paris that were unexplored or unexpected, presenting Parisian culture as rich, nuanced, and deeply contextualized.
Speaker: Nicole Mills. Nicole teaches courses in French, language pedagogy, and second language research and practice, and serves as the advisor for Harvard’s Bok Certificate in Teaching Language and Culture. She is also a collaborator in the creation of La République (with Rus Gant and Wonda VR), a narrative VR project which immerses students in the lives of diverse Parisians who live around La Place de la République in Paris.