Mixed Reality / Across the Virtual Divide

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: Mixed Reality / Across the Virtual Divide

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

Mixed Reality is Reality Now

Ewout Warringa, Teacher, Vechtdal College

The HoloLens is changing how students use the immersive technologies in education with 3D models. Specializing in ICT innovation in education and in the field of extended reality, and an award-winning educators, Ewout Warringa will explore the use of the HoloLens in education, including how to setup up new technology like the MERGECube, Oculus deices, and the Microsoft HoloLens during lessons, and how to use it for making education easier with 3D models in a way that isn't complicated or expensive.

Ewout Warringa is a teacher at the Vechtdal College in Hardenberg, Netherlands, specializing in Hololens technology and development in biology and geography. Winner of the 2018 Computable Award-ICT Project for "HoloLens in Technology," Ewout also won the education prize of 2017-2019 Overijssel. He explores integrating new technology like MERGECube, Oculus Go, Quest, and Rift, and the Microsoft HoloLens, and teaches masterclasses in the field of Extended Reality in education.

Second Presentation

Track: General Topics

Teaching Across the Virtual/Actual Divide

Lori Landay, Professor, Berklee College of Music

In Fall 2018, Lori Landay was the first professor to teach a course to a combined group of online and onsite students that used meetings in the virtual world AltspaceVR as one of the ways of connecting across distances. This presentation explores the lessons learned from that experiment, and suggests best practices for teaching using the affordances of a virtual world, including giving assignments, building for and in class, 360 video and spatial audio, logistics of using devices with remote students, and what it's like when your students throw you an Altspace birthday party.

Lori Landay, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary teacher, scholar, and artist whose creative and critical work explores themes of transformation in audiovisual cultural forms, technology, and perception. As Professor of Cultural Studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston, she directs the interdisciplinary minor in Visual Culture and New Media and contributes to curriculum and programming for Berklee Game Audio. Lori's recent focus is on XR, an umbrella term for extending reality through emerging technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, motion capture, AI, automation, and in her model of the "new realities," social mediations of reality. She teaches courses including "Digital Narrative Theory and Practice," "Art and Virtual Reality," "Dance + Technology Lab," and "The Language of Film."

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