Teaching in Alternate Realities: Social VR Platforms for Student Engagement and Empowerment

Tuesday, March 15 | 11:30AM–12:15PM ET | Room 552
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation or Panel Session

Use of 3D technologies in classroom teaching is growing as prices drop and capabilities improve for virtual reality (VR) headsets while free social VR meeting platforms and 3D creation tools are rapidly evolving. In this session, a panel of faculty and instructional design staff will discuss how they are using AltspaceVR, Mozilla Hubs and VRChat to create new ways for students to inhabit course content. Learn how student creators in courses such as 3D Modeling for Creative Practice at Yale University are building their own VR worlds and bringing them into the classroom. Topics will include digital accessibility, technical support, device management, instructional strategies, and assessment.


  • Justin Berry

    Critic, Core Faculty, Yale University
  • Randy Rode

    Senior Consultant, Yale University

Resources & Downloads

  • Draft version of slide presentation

    Updated on 3/8/2022