Agency and Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments

The Agency and Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (ALIVE) is a research lab
that examines how open world, virtual, and game-based environments enable agency for learning.

Vision

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.

Mission

Our mission is to pioneer 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

🌟 Discover the Future of Learning with ALIVE! 🚀

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). 🎮💡 At ALIVE, we're exploring the transformative power of game-based assessments to foster agency, boost self-efficacy, and master self-regulated learning.

🌍 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. 📚🌱

We're on a mission to uncover the optimal game design conditions that enable agency and investigate how agentic gameplay modes transform learning outcomes. 🕹️✨

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

Meet Vicente Regis @ubcgradschool #ALIVELab #PhD🎓Vicente's research is about children & youth #philosophy of #media + #technology Vicente's research is at the intersection of #ALIVELab
@ubceducation w @paula_macdowell

🔗alivelab.ca/vicente

Meet Rachel Moylan #UBCEduc #ALIVELab#PhD🎓 Rachel’s #research is focused on the human-algorithm relationship, with a specific emphasis on #learneragency in this complex, interdependent dynamic. This includes an exploration of #algorithmliteracy in #teachereducation.

#userexperience Testing in the #ALIVELab

Excited to see our ALIVE Investigator in action!

#research in #schools is coming soon!

#ubceducation #ubc #stem #inquiry #learneragency #sshrc

Meet Kieran #ALIVELab #PhD🎓 Kieran’s research explores how #tech affects #TheHumanPace of #education His work includes #teacher #professionalism #footprint #digitaltattoo and #RightToBeForgotten #Forgetness

The ALIVE lab #UBCEducation was formed with the idea that people have #Agency over their #Learning in #Immersive #Virtual #Environments. The #ALIVELab team has researchers in areas across #education #tech #gamedesign #algorithms #psych #learningscience #measurement #compsci #learninganalytics #stem #philosophy.

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Are you a #PhD student #PostDoc or a recent grad working within or #BeyondTheAcademy? We need to hear from you! All disciplines needed

alivelab.ca/BTASURVEY/

Link in bio.

#PhDChat #AcademicTwitter #PostDoc #PostDoctoral #AltAc #AltAcChats #PhDVoice #Research #AcademicChatter #AcademicLife

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