Immersive Learning That Lasts
An award-winning educational game studio creating immersive, research-backed experiences.
Areas of expertise include:
- Videogames and Virtual Reality (VR) experiences
- User Experience (UX) Services
- Informal Learning Installations (museums, afterschool programs, etc.)
- Curriculum Development and Evaluation Services
Our focus is on using the body and gesture to promote learning. We are on the forefront of using sensors and VR hand controls to create learning that lasts.
Upcoming virtual reality (VR) games include a multi-platform series on natural selection.
This series called “Munch a Mimic” will be available on 3 versions: PC, tablet, and VR headsets. To request access to a short demo of the VR version in Unity for the Oculus Rift Touch, click here. To learn about our philosophies on best design practices using VR controls, click here. To read a recent blog on VR and education, click here.
Taking the view of a predator, you must deduce which butterflies are non-poisonous. They morph over generations and capturing the correct ones becomes more difficult. An interactive and engaging way to learn about Batesian mimicry.
This NSF-funded game can be played in conjunction with viewing the big screen movie Amazon Adventure that dramatizes Walter Bates’ exploration of the Amazon in the 1800’s.
In our lab, “embodiment” means that players are physically using their bodies to learn.
Research supports that better retention of knowledge occurs when students are more active and when their gestures map to the content they are learning.
The Cube of Embodiment in Education has been designed so we can have a common language to discuss the levels of embodiment in lessons or games.
The three critical constructs are:
- Congruency of the gesture – How well the movements or kinesthetics map to what is being learned.
- Magnitude of the gesture – Amount of motor-sensory engagement, e.g., a small finger twirl or the whole arm spinning.
- Immersivity – Amount of presence induced, the feeling of being there and engaged. Immersivity and presence are correlated and immersive Virtual Reality (VR) affords large and instantaneous amounts of presence.