Separating Hype from Reality: AR/VR and Learning

Monday, March 6
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 16AB

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Christa Ehmann
Smarthinking - VP/Chief Education Officer

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Dan Moller
The Mill - 3D Artist

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Fridolin Wild
Oxford Brookes University - Sr Research Fellow

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Mark Christian
Pearson - Dir Learning & Innovation – Immersive Technologies

Summary

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Analysts predict that the AR/VR market will hit $150 billion by 2020. Both have made a big entrance on the education scene. Schools, colleges and universities are getting the hard sell on making the investment in the “next big thing” that will transform learning for students by taking them on a field trip to the moon. But the reality is that AR/VR is nothing new. The first VR head mounted display was invented in 1960 and the term AR was coined in the 1990s, but its history goes back to the 1930s. It’s time to separate the hype from the reality and this panel of experts will do just that. Hear an academic, an artist and an ed tech industry rep debate the pros and cons of AR/VR and learning.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
Track:
VR/AR
Tags:
vr/ar ar

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