XR: Mission Possible (separate registration is required)

Monday, March 18 | 1:00PM–5:00PM ET | Room 553
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop
Extended reality (XR) technologies (virtual, augmented, and mixed) are becoming mainstream. Faculty and students are implementing these technologies in a variety of disciplines and instructional contexts. Uncertainty about their potential impact remains, and many of us are just taking exploratory baby steps, never mind taking any "magic leap" to adoption. What inspiration can we take from others' projects? What challenges do we and our institutions need to be ready to tackle? What learning outcomes have been achieved? What pedagogies have been successful? We will come together to see, hear, discuss, share, experience (XR), and plan our own next steps. The workshop is designed to facilitate and promote planning of entry-level XR projects by IT professionals, IDs, librarians, and others with a role in technology decision-making, support, and/or implementation. The session is limited to 25 participants.

Outcomes: Be able to distinguish between VR, AR, and MR approaches * Discuss examples of XR use in higher ed and their outcomes for learners * Discuss the pedagogy of XR * Identify potential challenges and needed support * Create an action plan for a project or ongoing learning


  • Dan Getz Getz

    Multimedia Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Aura Lippincott

    Instructional Designer, Western Connecticut State University
  • Plamen Miltenoff

    Professor / Information Specialist, St. Cloud State University
  • Jon Moore

    MIS Academic Director, University of Connecticut
  • Kristi Newgarden

    Assistant Director of Instructional Design, Charter Oak State College
  • Randy Rode

    Senior Consultant, Yale University
  • Tara Watrous

    Student Engagement Specialist, University of Connecticut

Resources & Downloads

  • XR Mission Possible Preconference Workshop Participant materials

    Updated on 11/26/2019