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Wednesday, June 5 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Democracy Quest: Where History, Literacy, and Technology Intersect

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Enter 1787 Philadelphia via the provided virtual reality Meta Quest headsets. There, you encounter five residents and learn about their lives and what they think about what is happening down the road at the Pennsylvania Statehouse (what we call the Constitutional Convention). Democracy Quest makes learning actionable, purposeful, and engaging for students by immersing them into historical moments using virtual reality. This session will be provide attendees with an opportunity to try out this new learning tool and provide feedback to both the content and software developers.

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Ann Byars

Civics Specialist, Indiana University
Ann Byars received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from Grand Valley State University in west Michigan. She was a college instructor for 28 years in communications arts (public speaking, interpersonal, small group, business, theories, media, conflict management... Read More →

Kirk White

Indiana University
Kirk White serves on the Indiana University Center on Representative Government staff. White joined IU’s professional staff in 1984 after completing the Bachelor of Science degree in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He has served IU in several assignments... Read More →

Matt Madeira

Half Full Nelson
Matt Madeira holds a M.S. from S.M.U. in digital game design, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Communication. He has been working in the digital games industry since 2005. Matt has been a game designer and artist at Half Full Nelson since 2015, and has worked in both serious games... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
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