Monday, March 29
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Room 2

Using 360 Degree VR Filming in Education - Elder Chronicles - A First Nation Case Study

Workshop (Live Presentation) ID: 58573
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    Linda Robinson
    SCCyber ELearning Community

Abstract: With today's technology, the face of education is changing. We will discuss how using 360 Degree VR Filming in education can create an integrative experience for students. We will also discuss to capture and preserve teachings, and how we are incorporating that into our educational delivery. 360 Degree VR Filming can create an opportunity for viewers to immerse themselves into a topic, or subject, and learn about it using this new technology. Creating this opportunity for immersion, and "being there", can engage a students curiosity, engage their motivation, and give them the control to visually explore anything they would like to see within the environment, creating a personalized experience for them. Education is more than "reading the menu", it is about "tasting the food" and being able to clearly understand a subject on more than just a "knowing" level. First Nation, and Indigenous "education" has always been about the hands-on experiential learning, and this gives students the opportunity to go beyond the curriculum in a more experiential way. Let us show you how we do it, and how 360 Degree VR Filming can help students to engage in today's world! While we may be "digital immigrants", students today have not known a world without digital integration, and it is time that education catches up with the way students come to the table.


Using Virtual Reality and 360-degree filming, The Sustainability Project is creating videos in this technology that can be used clearly in educational context. This ensures that important teachable moments are created , and other important skills, like Indigenous skills, are not lost. As an example, the "Elder Chronicles" is a project that has been created to film these teachings and skills, and turn them into Locally Developed Courses (LDC’s) that the students can then use for credit towards their High School Diploma’s. Essentially the students get credit for learning about their culture! Once the videos have been created, the LDC’s submitted and approved, the online course created, and the lesson and lesson plans created, students use the course material to learn about their specific culture. Students then take the teachings and skills that they learn, and pass that on to their family, ensuring long-term retention. Using emerging technologies, partnered with competent Instructional Design, and a clear focus on the outcome can safeguard educational/cultural decline, this workshop explains how to use the current technology at hand, while providing real time-tested examples of how Sunchild Cree First Nation, Elder Chronicles Film Team, the students, and the community took control of their destiny by revitalizing their important cultural teachings. Being able to create teaching/learning experiences in both education, and culture, are important. Learn how we cause use emerging technology to ensure engagement, and how it will benefit generations to come.

Topical Outline

In this workshop/Demo, we will showcase how we use Virtual Reality and 360-degree filming to revitalize culture, and how 360 Degree/VR Filming can create capacity, and pride, while filmer's (students?) can assist their community in capturing important cultural teachings. We will give examples, and show clearly how this is achieved. These VR 360-Degree videos are then used in Instructional Design to create interactive, engaging, and accessible content for the students, and this can be replicated in other communities. Learn from our best practices! We will cover: 1. What is 360 Degree/VR Filming 2. How to capture teachable moments that can be used for student engagement 3. The process of making your video ready to use in an MP4 format. 4. How to use your "teachable moments" video in Instructional Design using Softchalk 5. The final result


Technology understanding and curiosity are important. The ability to use technology, or access somebody who can use technology, to finalize your videos into an MP4 format.

Experience Level



The Instructor has been teaching Online for 15 years, and have spent considerable time in First Nation communities. The instructor has also using Virtual Reality, and 360 Filming to capture and preserve teachable moments. The instructor has spoken Internationally at World Conferences on the topic of creating food and housing security - an Indigenous approach to creating sustainability, and this topic has been used to engage First Nations communities resulting in the creation of Elder Chronicles - This is Who We Are, which is a video series that gives students credit towards their High School Diploma while learning about their culture.


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