VR Design / Biblioverse / Training & Embodiment

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: VR Design / Biblioverse / Training & Embodiment

2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

First Presentation

Track: Research

Didactic Activity of the Use of VR and Virtual Worlds to Teach Design Fundamentals

Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda, research professor, Autonomous University of Queretaro (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro)

Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda specializaes in didactic activity of the use of virtual reality/virtual worlds to learn the fundamentals of design. He shares the development of a course including recreating in the three-dimensional environment using the fundamentals learned in class, a demonstration of all the works developed throughout the semester using the knowledge of design foundation to show them creatively, and a final project class scenario that connected with the scenes of the students who showed their work throughout the semester.

Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda is a research professor at the Autonomous University of Queretaro in Mexico. With a PhD in educational technology, Christian has published several papers on the intersection of education, pedagogy, and three-dimensional immersive digital environments. He is also an edtech, virtual reality, and social media consultant at Eco Onis.

Second Presentation

Track: Special Event

Gamifying the Biblioverse with Metaverse

Amanda Fox, Creative Director of STEAMPunks/MetaInk Publishing, MetaInk Publishing

There is a barrier between an author and readers of his/her books. The author's journey ends, and the reader's begins. But what if as an author/trainer, you could use gamification and augmented reality(AR) to interact and coach your readers as part of their learning journey? Attend this session with Amanda Fox to learn how the book Teachingland leverages augmented reality tools such as Metaverse to connect with readers beyond the text.

Amanda Fox, Creative Director of STEAMPunksEdu, and author of Teachingland: A Teacher's Survival Guide to the Classroom Apolcalypse and Zom-Be A Design Thinker. Check her out on the Virtual Reality Podcast, or connect with her on twitter @AmandaFoxSTEM.

Third Presentation

Track: vCoaching

The Power of Virtual Embodiment for Training

Camille Donegan, General Manager and Producer, Virtual Reality Ireland

Camille Donegan believes VR is the way to scale scenario-based role-play simulations. She will discuss the power of virtual ebodiment to enable humans to be transported into the perspective of another. That scalable perspective is that of the 'expert' for a particular role or situation. Someone who has absolute confidence in their ability can be transmitted to the mind of the VR viewer. Learn how she applies this concept to create ground-breaking VR training solutions across multiple sectors from training call centre staff to helping hospital patients re-assimilate into society.

Camille Donegan is an award winning Virtual Reality Producer, speaker and curator, General Manager and Producer at Virtual Reality Ireland, and founding member of Eirmersive. She designed and produced the award-winning VR training product for the 2019 Irish Institute of Training & Development award for 'Excellence in Digital Learning.' This product puts new call centre agents into the virtual perspective, and body, of an experienced sales agent, tricking their mind into believing they have already achieved a successful sales call. She applied the concept as a confidence-building tool for older patients at St James’ hospital that are nervous about being discharged from hospital. She is the founder and curator of Ireland's first VR stand at an arts festival for Carlow Arts Festival 2019.

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