Discover New Ways of Learning with Language Chatsim and IT Chatbot at UBC EML’s Summer Showcase

Join us on August 28, 2019 at Emerging Media Lab’s Summer Showcase, featuring projects that the Lab has been working on this past academic term.  New projects added to this term’s showcase include Jupyter 3D, Volumetric Video in Medical Training, Fish Bash Game, as well as two projects developed in collaboration with UBC IT Staff - Language Chatsim and IT Chatbot.

Language Chatsim uses Virtual Reality and a chatbot to create an immersive environment where students can practice newly learned language.  In this current version, users can pick between learning English or German with an avatar in virtual reality.

The IT Chatbot is an artificial intelligence interactive teaching assistance tool that uses self-socractic exercises to help students ask themselves deep and insightful questions about a subject that they are interested in and prepare them for further questioning and answering.  

Learn more about these two projects and other EML projects at the showcase!

EML Showcase event details:

Date: August 28, 2019

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 260 (Opening remarks and presentations), and Room 183, 158, and 191 (Project Demos)


  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.- Welcome and Opening Remarks (IKBLC, Room 260)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Project Presentations and Q&A session (IKBLC, Room 260)
  • 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Project Demos (IKB 183, IKB 158, IKB 191)

Please visit the EML events page to RSVP!