The Land of Fairy Tales: A Magical OSGrid Literary Educational Space

Session Description
Fairy tales provide an enriching and entertaining learning opportunity for people of all ages. Our team has created a virtual world to provide individuals with a creative possibility space to learn more about the fairy-tale genre, while also drawing from key terms from literature studies, English, and Language Arts. Through the use of the virtual reality application, Open Simulator, in this initial launch of the “Land of Fairy Tales,” visitors are able to walk through and learn about components of a specific fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH). Learners can walk through one of two paths (versions) of LRRH, one created for younger audiences (elementary and middle school) and the other created for older students (high school and college). The design of this world utilizes Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction, along with the use of various instructional tools and assessments, to peak visitors’ curiosity, to get users immersed in the world, and have learners walk away with newfound knowledge at the end. Join us for our presentation of this unique virtual world and come away with a new and exciting way of immersing students in a new learning experience.
Jade Lum
Jade Lum, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
Jade Lum is a Ph.D. student and Graduate Assistant in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she also received her Master’s degree in English with a focus on literary studies. At the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa she teaches first-year writing composition, and has also taught an Introduction to Literature course with a focus on the fairy tale genre. Most recently, she published chapter work in the book Contemporary Fairy-Tale Magic: Subverting Gender and Genre. Her research interests include fairy tale studies, gender studies, adaptation studies, and visual and new media storytelling and rhetoric, particularly drawing from film and video game studies.
Jaymian Urashima
Jaymian Urashima, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
Jaymian (Jaymi) Urashima is currently a PhD student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) department. She completed her BA and MA at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Communicology department. Jaymi currently works as an Instructor/Course Director in the Communicology department, where she teaches public speaking and a variety of communication-related courses.
Daniel Boulos
Daniel Boulos, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
Dan Boulos is a classically trained animator and story artist with screen credits including Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Feature Animation), Space Jam (Warner Brothers Feature Animation) and The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks Feature Animation). After more than a decade in the feature film industry in Los Angeles Dan moved to Honolulu where he founded Wiki Wiki Cartoons. During his years in Hawaii he developed animation programs for the University of Hawaii Community College System as well UH Manoa, the 4-year research campus. Also, Dan was a founding member of the European Animation Masterclass (EAM) a project of the European Media Fund which trained professional animators from EU member states. Dan has a Masters degree in Education (M.Ed. 2010) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a BFA from Cal Arts Character Animation (1989). His writing has been published in academic journals in both education and computer graphics and he has presented at academic conferences in the US, Spain and Switzerland. Dan has taught courses in traditional hand drawn full-animation as well as 3D CG-animation and various digital 2D and hybrid techniques. He is an active artist and filmmaker while continuing his work in animation scholarship.
Session Type
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