Extended Reality (XR)

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Recent advancements in hardware and software tools, such as new consumer-grade virtual reality headsets and augmented reality toolkits, have led to a resurgence of interest around eXtended Reality ("XR"). Encompassing virtual, augmented and mixed reality, XR captures both the continuum between and the growing convergence of the physical and virtual worlds we inhabit.

Through meetings at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, electronic discussions, periodic group calls and/or webinars, and opportunities for group presentations, this group will provide members with forum for broad discussion around XR and the impact of these technologies on higher education. Our particular areas of focus will be (1) the rapidly changing landscape of XR technologies and content; (2) support models, applications and best practices for XR in teaching, learning and research; and (3) opportunities for shared community development of XR tools and content.

Related areas of discussion may include:

  • Designing campus spaces to support XR
  • The physicalization of the digital world (e.g. 3D printing)
  • The digitization of the physical world (e.g. photogrammetry and 3D scanning)
  • Immersive computing
  • Data visualization
  • Gamification
  • Machine learning/A.I.
  • Internet of Things

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    RE: New to Community:

    I would also b curious to hear about the Anatomage VR version. Rob Theriault

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    RE: New to Community:

    What? AnatomageVR for a headset? Thanks for sharing and making me aware of that application and option. I am grateful for all the ideas and contact points that have reached out in such a short period. ...

  • Hi Adam, We also have an Anatomage Table and the company does also offer a product named AnatomageVR. I do not have any experience with it but their promotional material have photos using the Quest 2 ...

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    RE: New to Community:

    Thank you, Rob. Both look intriguing. Is there anything in particular that these two apps do well or better than others? ------------------------------ Adam Brisk Academic Technologist University of ...

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    RE: New to Community:

    Wonderful. I'm adding this title to the list of options to explore, and I appreciate the offer of consultation. UMD is in the midst of Spring Break so I have a little bit of time this week to test out ...

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