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2017 CANeLearn Symposium & BC Digital Learning Conference
  • April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia
Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

Thursday/Friday Main Symposium (registration required to attend)
  • Daily parking only $15 at the Bayshore Hotel!
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Thursday, April 6 • 15:45 - 16:30
Building Community Via 3D Virtual Education

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Any teacher actively researching “the next big thing” in technology knows that the vast majority of our students must go home to experience what THEY consider to be “21st Century Learning.” Increasingly, they are staying at home to get a technology-driven individualized education that’s beyond the imagination of many educators. Robert Cline captures this trend in his best-selling science fiction novel “Ready Player One.” His vision of the 2040s shows that real-life classrooms have been deserted for those which are virtual and 3D. What Cline probably does not know is that this option has been at Heritage Christian Online School for 6 years now, doubling its enrollment each year. Cline does appear however to understand that these environments, when leagued appropriately with the students’ imagination, transcend the virtual and become every bit as real as real life, and often more so. This workshop will explore the power of this approach when it comes to building a sense of “community” across diverse student populations.


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Gord Holden

Immersive Technology Specialist, Heritage Christian Online School
Gord Holden is the director of the Immersive Technology Program at Heritage Christian Online School. His staff of 12 provide immersive learning in 3D virtual environments for academics in grades 5-8, language courses in French and Spanish, a variety of Art courses, and academics for students with special needs. He is a well-known speaker in this area internationally and was recently awarded “Edovator of the Year” by the... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 15:45 - 16:30
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