Agency and Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments


Our vision is to be at the forefront of creating a research-driven educational landscape where learner agency is central. We envision a future where educational systems are designed to support students in navigating and contributing to their learning journeys, leveraging postdigital contexts to enhance engagement, creativity, and personal growth.


Our mission is to pursue research that empowers learner agency within postdigital and immersive learning environments. By integrating the principles of learning sciences, we aim to develop pedagogies and methodologies that prioritize student choice, fostering environments where learners actively shape their educational experiences and outcomes.


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Our Research In Action

Proud to have played a role in this vital @CircHF research led by my colleague @Ricky_Turgeon from @ubcpharmacy

Thank you for engaging a @UBCEducation @ALIVEUBC prof and @HeartLifeCanada #PatientPartners

Congratulations on this incredible achievement!

Congratulations to @jilliannec for receiving a UBC Killam Research Fellowship. Her research explores how the use of digital tools help learners steer their educational paths, critically engage with digital content, collaborate, create & more. Learn more:

Featuring Jillian Code, Patient Lead of our Patient Engagement and Empowerment Platform, My Broken Heart was shot over 5-years as it follows the lives of Jillianne, Mark, and Cody as they face the challengers of heart transplantation.


In this new #CJCO article, @jilliannec delves deep into the unique challenges that Canadian women face in the context of #CVD ๐Ÿซ€ #HerHeartMatters #ItsAboutLife @heartlifecanada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Thank you, Dr. Zumbo! I am deeply honoured to receive this @UBC @KillamTrusts recognition and look forward to expanding my work through @ALIVEUBC and connecting with ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ colleagues @eddiged @jar @sbayne

cc @UBCEducation

Honoured to have an article in this special issue! Thankyou @Cardio_Girl @HeartDocSharon @WomensHearts2

โ€œAt the Heart of Resilience: Empowering Womenโ€™s Agency in Navigating Cardiovascular Diseaseโ€

@HeartLifeCanada @UBCEducation @ALIVEUBC @CanHFSociety

๐ŸŒŸ Discover the Future of Learning with ALIVE! ๐Ÿš€

We're diving deep into the heart of immersive learning with our cutting-edge research project, ALIVE (Agency for Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments). ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’ก At ALIVE, we're exploring the transformative power of game-based assessments to foster agency, boost self-efficacy, and master self-regulated learning.

๐ŸŒ Engage in an ecological climate inquiry like never before! Our evidence-centered game design offers adaptable feedback, empowering you to take control of your learning journey. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒฑ

We're on a mission to uncover the optimal game design conditions that enable agency and investigate how agentic gameplay modes transform learning outcomes. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธโœจ

Join us in redefining education and unlocking the full potential of digital learning environments. Are you ready to become part of the ALIVE revolution? Follow the link in our bio to learn more.

#ALIVEResearch #ImmersiveLearning #VirtualEnvironments #GameBasedLearning #EducationalInnovation #SelfEfficacy #SelfRegulatedLearning #ClimateInquiry #FutureOfEducation #LearningRevolution #DigitalLearning

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