“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” in Virtual Reality.
A Perspective Taking VR-blended course teaching the concepts of Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion.
This is a three-part VR blended learning course exploring Unconscious Bias, Inclusion, Microagressions and Intersectionality.
Everyday Inclusion has been co-designed with Diversity and Inclusion experts at an Ivy League University.
The VR interactive experiences give you a first-hand experience of bias. They also include wrap-around learning material on unconscious bias and inclusion as well as additional resources for self-directed learning.
In this experience you will step into the shoes of Tamara, the new hire.
“Hi, I am Tamara. I’m an organizational design specialist and I’ve been working at Cornell for 4 months now. I’ve worked really hard over my 20+ year career to hone my skills and I was excited to bring that experience to this team. So far my time at Cornell has been, uh, interesting… Everyone’s been nice for the most part and I really like my colleagues, but these little subtle and not so subtle things keep happening that make me feel… well.. you’ll see.”
This course includes accessible flatscreen VR experiences, but can also be done with our Oculus Quest (VR head mounted display) experience. Which you can download onto your Oculus Quest here.
We learn better by doing. The main objective of this VR blended learning is to gain a more practical understanding and awareness of Unconscious Bias.
Importantly, this drives more empathy and gives more practical tools for behaviour change for better inclusion in the workplace.
*Not Included: Oculus Quest VR (head-mounted display version). However, you can download here.
This course is broken into 3 parts which take an estimated 20 minutes each. Each part follows a similar flow:
Total Estimated Time for course is 1 hour
Step into the shoes of Tamara, the new hire and experience things from her perspective. What non-inclusive behavior do you recognize?
Step into the shoes of Tamara for a second time. Learn more about the difference between Inclusion and Diversity.
Try becoming the manager, Victor. Let’s see if you can make the meeting more inclusive.