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Integrating iVR in Higher Education (E) (HE.11)

Track: Hacking Education

Immersive virtual reality (iVR) has tremendous potential for experiential learning in higher education. One of the challenges of remote teaching is providing context and hands-on learning. In iVR, students become immersed in a world that looks and feels real, whether it’s sitting on the steps of the Parthenon while having a discussion with their classmates and professor, or busily working around a hospital bed to assess, diagnose and treat a patient. This medium has only recently become a viable tool for learning in a lab or at a distance in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Participants will hear how Georgian College has embarked on multiple iVR pilots to explore its pedagogical potential and evaluate whether it can enhance learning through experiences in ways that might otherwise be difficult, impossible, dangerous, or expensive.

Session Speakers

Jamie Doran

Executive Director, Research, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship

Georgian College

Rob Theriault

Immersive Technology Lead

Georgian College

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