WebXR / AR Pedagogy

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: WebXR / AR Pedagogy

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: General Topics

WebXR and The Immersive Web

Gabe Baker, Product Manager, VirBELA

Gabe Baker, product developer at VirBELA, explores how WebXR will shape the future of the web and redefine how we imagine web sites as educators, students, and beyond.

Gabe Baker is a former teacher and educational researcher for a variety of education or immersive technology companies. Gabe handles product development/ideation at VirBELA, an educational virtual platform.

Second Presentation

Track: General Topics

AR Pedagogy: Inspire Students to be Digital Storytellers

Paula MacDowell, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Paula MacDowell will report on a novel technique for enriching curriculum and building community by leveraging AR experiences that are suitable for learners with a range of technical skills, from beginner to advanced levels. 144 undergraduate and graduate students from six interdisciplinary classes were challenged to create, code, and curate AR experiences that represent the course keywords in a new way, and a new medium. Students designed and programed AR scenes that overlay digital information on top of the key terms, thereby augmenting learning with personalized definitions and engaging narratives. Not only is this flexible and easily-adaptable assignment enjoyable to teach and meaningful to do, but it also builds community by bringing people, art, story, knowledge, and technology together.

Paula MacDowell is an assistant professor of educational technology and design in the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Paula studies the design of constructionist learning environments and the development of new technologies for meaningful learning.

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