Agency and Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments

At the Intersection of Learning Science, Curriculum Studies and Technology Education

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

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Leadership Team

Jillianne Code, Ph.D

Director & Principal Investigator
Rachel Ralph

Rachel Ralph, Ph.D

Co-Investigator
Nick Zap

Nick Zap, Ph.D

Co-Investigator

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Our Research In Action

Meet Leena Alkhammash @UBCGradSchool #ALIVELab #PhD🎓Leena's research evaluates #learning efficacy of #3D #XR anatomy #teaching Leena's research is at the intersection of #ALIVELab @UBCEduc, @HiveUBCMedicine and @UBCPsych w @DanielaJPalombo

🔗https://alivelab.ca/leena

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Meet Zahira Tasabehji @UBCEduc #ALIVELab #MA 🎓Zahira's research examines the relationship between children's #metagaming and #metacognition abilities in the context of learning in schools and beyond.

🔗https://alivelab.ca/zahira

#srl #VRChat #gaming #bced #education

@UBCEduc @SSHRC_CRSH @BD_Zumbo @paulamacdowell @jilliannec @therachelralph Meet Aimee Lutrin @UBCEduc #ALIVELab #MA 🎓Aimee's #research explores the effects of disfluent verbal instruction on exploratory #gamebased behaviours and feelings of #selfefficacy in school children.

🔗https://alivelab.ca/aimee

#literacy #instruction #earlylearning @ubccogdev

Meet Nesrine El Banna @UBCEduc #ALIVElab #Phs 🎓 Nesrine's #research focuses on evaluating evidence-centred game design frameworks for #assessment of #motivation, #engagement #SRL #selfregulation in #science

🔗http://alivelab.ca/nesrine

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Incredible and impactful work by @ALIVEUBC collaborator and director of the Memory & Imagination research lab @UBCPsych @DanielaJPalombo

Integrating the lived experience of Women’s Health is exceptionally meaningful!

🔗 https://www.danielapalombo.ca

#Psychology #ItsAboutLife

Really honoured to be featured on the cover of the BC Women's Health Foundation 2022 Impact Report. Thank you for highlighting our work. This research would not be possible without generous support from a donor-funded Catalyst Grant and funding from SSHRC.
https://assets.bcwomensfoundation.org/2022/10/20133112/BCWHF-Impact-Report-FALL-2022-Final-Oct13-WEB.pdf https://twitter.com/BCWomensFdn/status/1585378331100385280

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.

Meet Rachel Moylan @UBCEduc #ALIVELab #PhD 🎓 Rachel’s research is focused on the human-algorithm relationship, emphasizing #learneragency #teacheragency and #algorithmliteracy in #teachereducation.

🔗 http://alivelab.ca/rachelm

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

🔗http://alivelab.ca/kieran

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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 @UBCEduc formed w the idea that people have #Agency over their #Learning. Our @SSHRC_CRSH funded #ALIVELab team spans areas in #education #tech #gamedesign #algorithms #learningscience #measurement #learninganalytics #stem #philosophy

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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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