Educators in VR VR Researchers New Event WorldEducators in VR VR Researchers New Event World

Educators in VR, the parent organization for Students in VR, supports a variety of Team Projects, special interest groups dedicated to integrating XR immersive technology into education, business, and life. Their popular VR Researchers Team Project have announced an open house event in AltspaceVR March 1, 2021, for all to see their new event world and learn about what it took to create it.

Educators in VR VR Researchers Event World in AltspaceVR.

The VR Researchers team spent a few months studying and researching what makes a good event world that is also more. It needs to support all types of educational events including small group sessions, so there needs to be a focused area for the presentation and room for people to move off into small groups for discussions. They will discuss the challenges associated with building virtual worlds like that, something we need to learn as well.

Come join us in AltspaceVR to learn more.

 

Workshop: Leslie Shannon Talks 5GWorkshop: Leslie Shannon Talks 5G

Our next workshop in AltspaceVR is February 24, 2021, with Leslie Shannon discussing how 5G and what “splitting the chip” will mean for the new wave of immersive technology, especially for augmented reality and the spatial internet and it’s impact on education. With more bandwidth and lower latency, 5G promises will impact education, especially remote learning opportunities.

Come join us in AltspaceVR to learn about this and join the conversation.

 

VR Locomotion: How to Move in VRVR Locomotion: How to Move in VR

VR Researchers, a Team Project with Educators in VR, presents a workshop on Monday, February 22, 2021, in AltspaceVR on how to move in VR and the development and design of navigation and movement in VR.

Ivan Aguilar is a PhD student and lecturer at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He will share his insights and expertise on movement in VR including motion sickness issues, comfort, and efficiency exploring how to improve movement in VR to be more natural.

 

Workshop: Spookatz, Rec Room Roomie Award WinnerWorkshop: Spookatz, Rec Room Roomie Award Winner

Join us Wednesday in AltspaceVR on February 17, 2021, for a special workshop with Spookatz, the winner of the Roomie Award in Rec Room who will be sharing insights on building in virtual environments and working with other student developers on collaborative projects.

Spookatz has been designing and animating in 3D for over seven years and spends most of his time working in virtual reality. He will also discuss what it is like to be a Voomer, a virtual native.

 

Dr. Angelina Dayton Presents at Virtual World SocietyDr. Angelina Dayton Presents at Virtual World Society

Dr. Angelina Dayton, TheVRLadyThe director of Students in VR, Dr. Angelina Dayton, will be the featured guest for the Virtual World Society Fireside Chat in AltspaceVR February 11, 2021.

Dr. Dayton is known as “The VR Lady.” A long time educator and researcher, she earned the nickname during her years spent hauling VR headsets all around to rural Native American schools in Oklahoma. The students would see her arrive and shout out “The VR lady is here!”

She is a virtual reality user experience designer, speaker, consultant and trainer at TheVRLady.com. She combines her specialties in design and deployment of virtual reality user experiences into complex organizations such as public schools, paired with her expertise based on an anthropological assessment of how best to integrate emerging technology into highly structured, low-resourced environments. She has put more than 10,000 students into VR.

She uses these skills to bring to life one of her current passion projects involving the large scale deployment of immersive technology within rural schools in the Cherokee Nation boundaries, with over 50 schools and over 15,000 students piloting curated content based on state academic standards.

Previously, Dr. Dayton worked with the American Indian Resource Center as a virtual reality specialist. She also works as a research scientist assisting VWS in investigating, evaluating and assessing the adoption of virtual reality.

She has degrees in Education from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the University of the Pacific and a degree in American Indian Studies from Northeastern State University. She is the mother of seven amazing children aged 11 to 28 years old and is a children’s magician in her spare time.

We love working with her. She inspires all of us, and she will inspire you at this event with the Virtual World Society.

 

 

Announcement: Students in VR 2020 ConferenceAnnouncement: Students in VR 2020 Conference

Students in VRThe Students in VR 2020 Conference is October 29-30, 2020, and will be held in AltspaceVR and embrace global time zones with students and keynote presenters from around the world.

An Educators in VR event and project, join us in sharing the lessons and experiences created by students for students.

Whether you are an administrator, teacher, parent or learner, the Students in VR conference provides the information you need to courageously explore learning in a dynamic and changing world.

Students exploring collaborative projects in class in VR.Students are the experts in embracing and adapting to new technologies and ways of knowing. They often lead fearlessly in the exploration of topics of interest. We highlight these bold endeavors to explore, learn and share through our student led conference that models how to let students take ownership of their learning.

A fundamental shift is occurring in education. Once a top-down static practice of information transfer, learning is now about the dynamic act of knowledge creation. Students are not just content consumers but also content contributors and content creators.

Older students teaching younger ones VR techniques and experiences.Students in VR is an organization that supports, highlights and connects students who use spatial computing to create the lessons, environments and worlds in which they live and learn. Emerging technologies have finally caught up with the creativity and genius of youth. We are here to support that creativity and genius through the Student in VR international conferences, projects, activities, events, and chapters.

Students in VR is actively seeking sponsors and donors to ensure we support the students in this event. While we are seeking mobile hotspots, VR devices, and industry support, we are also seeking sponsors from around the world wishing to donate gift cards, prizes, and provide financial support to ensure this event and project is successful.

Students from around the world have been working on this project for the past few months, encouraged by the support of their teachers, schools, libraries, and educational institutions. With the current events restricting students and teachers to self-isolate due to COVID-19/coronavirus, separated from their computers, devices, and school access as well as fellow students and teachers, these students have become creative and innovative to ensure the success of the conference, and they need our support.

To participate and support Students in VR, join the Students in VR discussion channel on the Educators in VR Discord server or contact us directly.