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Driving The Future of XR In Education


Jule Krüger

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There is a disconnect between XR developers and educators. Champions in Higher Education for XR (CHEX) is a consortium that aims to close that gap by advocating for the needs of educators and excellence in instructional design in XR. Under the Immersive Learning Research Network, CHEX brings college and university educator XR enthusiasts together to discuss the needs of educators, to cultivate peer learning networks and to speak with one voice. Join us to learn what we share in common and how we can work together to help promote best practices, facilitate collaborative XR projects within and among higher education institutions and build a solid pedagogical foundation for XR and immersive learning.

About Rob Theriault: Rob Theriault is the Immersive Technology Manager for Georgian College in Ontario, Canada. Prior to taking this position, Rob was a 35 year veteran paramedic and former Critical Care Flight Paramedic. Rob also taught paramedics for almost as many years. After introducing virtual reality into the paramedic program at Georgian and helping to create a VR hub in the library, Rob was asked to lead the exploration and integration of VR for Georgian’s seven campuses. Since the start of 2020 Georgian has launched over twenty virtual reality pilots in program areas such as Indigenous language learning, Veterinary Technician, Biotech, Paramedic, Nursing, Power Engineering, Events Management, Maritime Ship Navigation and others. In 2022, Rob received the Virtual World Society’s prestigious Nextant Educator Prize which honors those individuals who dedicate their work to enhancing the educational XR experience for others.

This event is part of the iLRN2023 Online Conference.
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