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

Latest Discussions

  • Thank you for this, Randy! I will finally be able to attend as our quarter just ended. Looking forward to it! ------------------------------ Keri Albers Digital Innovation University of California, Irvine ...

  • NOTE the new date: Tuesday June 25, 1pm EDT Topic: Campus XR centers: A conversation While we will start the meeting in Zoom we will quickly gather in a FrameVR meeting room in VR (screen-based ...

  • Most importantly our June XR in Education meetup will take place on Tuesday June 25, 1pm. As per usual start in Zoom at the link below. Topic description is coming soon, but as per usual it will ...

  • Hello, Apologies if this has been asked before, I could not find it with the search feature... my colleagues and I are wondering if anyone has experience using AI for 3D modeling? For example, do you ...

  • Thanks again to Dr. Jason Webb for a fantastic conversation yesterday at the May XR in Education community meetup. For those of you who missed it we have a good recording of the Zoom session, which includes ...

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