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The 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.