Monday, May 01 | 1:00PM–2:00PM | Online

ELI Webinar | Virtual and Augmented Reality: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning

Originally a fantasy of science fiction, virtual and augmented reality are quickly entering the education landscape. This webinar will review recent and upcoming developments in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as well as industry trends we believe will shape the future of immersive learning. VR, AR, and mixed reality are creating compelling learning experiences across the curriculum from STEM to digital humanities and medical education. Experiments suggest this is only the beginning—VR could become a social platform that will transform how we communicate, create, and collaborate. VR paired with AI engines would make personalized learning ubiquitous. As these devices and platforms enter our lives, how do we address the challenges of adoption and the design of immersive experiences that foster student engagement and creativity? We will identify devices, content examples, emerging practices, and strategies to help you kick-start your own VR and AR projects.


  1. Understand how current industry trends will shape the future of VR, AR, and mixed reality.

  2. Explore the potential of deeply immersive experiences in virtual reality to create new forms of experiential learning.

  3. Define the challenges in the adoption of immersive technologies and the design of new learning experiences.

  4. Identify content examples, emerging practices, and strategies that can be used to kick-start VR projects in individual courses, curriculums, and institutions.


  • Emory Craig

    Interim CIO, College of New Rochelle
  • Maya Georgieva

    Senior Director, Innovation Center / XR, AI and Quantum Labs, The New School

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    3 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/23/2024
  • Poll Results

    129 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/23/2024
  • Transcript

    89 KB, doc - Updated on 1/23/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 4/14/2024


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