Georgian partners with SCDSB, SIIT to provide students with VR Indigenous programming

Georgian College has signed memorandums of alliance with the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) to provide students in Ontario and Saskatchewan with access to an Indigenous language virtual reality (VR) tool. SCDSB and SIIT will use Georgian’s Indigenous language VR worlds tool to teach elementary and secondary (SCDSB), and postsecondary (SIIT) students about Indigenous languages, cultures, and treaties; contribute to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action; and preserve Indigenous languages. “Creating innovative virtual worlds and then teaching Indigenous languages in them has truly been a labour of love,” said Georgian Indigenous Studies Coordinator Michele O’Brien. “We are so excited to collaborate with educational partners to make Indigenous languages and cultures accessible to even more people.”

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