Spanish News Company Uses Augmented Reality Alien Character to Engage Elementary School Students in Global Learning

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In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, MINUSHU founder Eva Dominguez discusses how immersive storytelling teaches empathy, respect and understanding for other cultures.

Great interactive storytelling is a powerful way to explain complex situations. The virtual extraterrestrial character NUSHU created by spanish news company MINUSHU has been tasked with the mission of understanding humanity and coming up with solutions to problems faced by planet earth. Media literacy and critical reasoning on global issues are the focus of the programming. ”It teaches empathy for other nations’ problems and imparts understanding and respect towards other cultures, which will increase children’s understanding of foreign places,” says the founder and director of MINUSHU, Eva Dominguez.

Technology and social media continue to advance children’s access to the world around them. The stories learners can explore on missions to understand the world with NUSHU include Fake News and Digital Privacy. “We have found that through the conversational nature of NUSHU, students are given the opportunity to reflect on what they are taking in and then apply it to their curriculum.”

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Eva Dominguez is the Founder and Director of MINUSHU, a news company that uses augmented reality and virtual reality to create interactive storytelling experiences. Dominguez developed the NUSHU programming and is implementing it in schools all over the world.

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