Virtual World Society Fireside Chat #16: The VR Lady

Virtual World Society Fireside Chat


Dr. Angelina Dayton, Co-founder of Students in VR and a Senior Virtual Reality Research Scientist with VWS, is this week’s special guest speaker with Tom Furness.

Tom and Angelina will chat about how she became known as “The VR Lady” amongst her students, and they will share stories about her work with learners of all ages and families. Angelina will also talk about the StudentsinVR program, which gives opportunities to discern, discover and discuss virtual reality in all of its dimensions.

Angelina combines her specialties in design and deployment of virtual reality user experiences into complex organizations such as public schools, paired with her expertise based on an anthropological assessment of how best to integrate emerging technology into highly structured, low-resourced environments. She uses these skills to bring to life one of her current passion projects involving the large scale deployment of immersive technology within rural schools in the Cherokee Nation boundaries, with over 50 schools and over 15,000 students piloting curated content based on state academic standards.

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Angelina Dayton is a virtual reality user experience designer, speaker, consultant, and trainer at Previously, Dr. Dayton worked with the American Indian Resource Center as a virtual reality specialist to equip and train predominantly native schools in rural Oklahoma and Arizona. She has put more than 10,000 students into VR. Angelina has degrees in Education from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the University of the Pacific and a degree in American Indian Studies from Northeastern State University. She is the mother of seven amazing children aged 11 to 28 years old and is a children’s magician in her spare time. She works as a research scientist assisting VWS in investigating, evaluating and assessing the adoption of virtual reality.

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