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Virtual Reality Games in the Classroom to Increase Global Learning Engagement

Name: Grace Ling

Title: Student

Title of Presentation: Combining Technology and Art to Create Educational Games

School Name: Santa Clara University

Co-Presenter Name(s): None

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Santa Clara, California

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Students and K-12 Educators

Short Session Description (one line):

How virtual reality games can be used in the classroom to increase global learning engagement and collaboration

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

I will be sharing my journey from being an aspiring anime artist to bioengineering/pre-med and then to design/interactive media through designing and developing my own biology-inspired educational virtual reality game (https://grace-ling.com/cell-fie/).

Throughout my experience as a student for 17 years, I realize that my peers and I learn the best by playing a game instead of reading textbooks and listening to lectures. I felt like the education system can be improved so I decided to combine my passion for game design/virtual reality and motivation to improve the education system by creating virtual reality games that would be helpful to the classrooms around the world. 

In my presentation, I’ll also be showing some of my other art and projects that I’ve done along the way that shaped my career path and passion for combining art and technology which are shaped around global education. 

I hope to inspire students and educators to explore their creativity and create products that make a positive impact on society. I also want to motivate educators to think about how games can be used to engage their students in the classroom to increase global competency and collaboration and apply that. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

Art Portfolio Website: https://grace-ling.com/

Presented Virtual Reality Educational Game with Demo Reel: https://grace-ling.com/cell-fie/

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Thank you for your proposal. Please review our mission and consider editing your proposal to reflect ties to our focus: https://www.globaleducationconference.org/page/our-mission. We are not a general education conference nor an ICT conference; all proposals must have some international component that is clearly referenced in the proposal. You may want to look at accepted proposals to see some examples:  https://www.globaleducationconference.org/forum/categories/gec-2019....

Let me know when you've made changes to your proposal, and I'll review it again.

Thank you,

Lucy Gray

Conference Co-Chair

Edits to your proposal need to be made by Wednesday, November 10th at 12 PM Noon CST or UTC/GMT-5 if you still would like to be considered for this conference. After this date and time, we will not be accepting any further proposals for the 2019 conferenece. Email Lucy Gray at lucy@globaledevents.com when you are ready for your proposal to be reviewed again.  

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