SEM03-Virtual Reality Lab: Immerse Yourself in the Future of Learning (separate registration is required)

Tuesday, February 02 | 9:00AM–12:00PM | Texas Ballroom Salon F, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
This hands-on interactive session will explore the impact of current developments in wearable technologies and virtual reality in higher education. Virtual reality is raising profound questions about the future shape of media, narrative, and storytelling. Technology is rapidly moving from information access to immersive and interactive experiences where deeply compelling learning resources are available through mobile and wearable devices. This shift requires a profound innovation in pedagogy, learning space design, and institutional culture. Participants will have the opportunity to play with multiple VR devices and assemble a Google Cardboard device to take back to campus to encourage further experimentation.


OUTCOMES: Review developments in wearable devices and virtual reality and experience immersive learning through mobile VR devices * Analyze how virtual, visual, and sensory experiences will transform learning * Examine challenges wearables pose to privacy and data

Presenters

  • Emory Craig

    Interim CIO, College of New Rochelle
  • Maya Georgieva

    Senior Director, Innovation Center / XReality Center, The New School