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Virtual Conference CFP
Submission Deadline: July 10, 2020
Conference Date: August 7, 2020
Learn more at https://devstudio.dartmouth.edu/wordpress/2020/06/beyond-zoom-xr-for-teaching-and-research-in-the-covid-19-era/
Recent large scale engagement with remote learning has brought to the fore the challenges of teaching and learning in an online environment. While technologies like videoconferencing and learning management systems have drawn a great deal of critical review and pedagogical development, we can also apply the lessons of higher education’s sudden foray into mass remote teaching to other types of tools. In particular, XR–a catch-all term including augmented and virtual reality, as well as related technologies for spatial and pervasive computing–holds both great potential and challenges for educational use under pandemic conditions.
This virtual conference will explore areas where XR can mitigate the challenges of engaging with students and collaborators remotely as well as investigate new opportunities to apply XR technologies across remote, face-to-face, or hybrid environments. In particular, we are interested in opportunities to use XR to help teach and work within or across disciplines such as laboratory science, clinical education, studio art, fieldwork, or other object- and place-based teaching and research. We welcome proposals for brief (5-minute) lightning talks showing off existing XR projects–of interest are student and faculty feedback from remote classes that can help shape future XR projects, and ideas for safely dealing with the logistics of technology that is literally in your face while trying to maintain social distancing standards, as well as discoveries or ideas related to knowledge discovery and collaboration. These brief presentations will be organized into sessions that seed generative discussions as part of a day-long event
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.