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Code in Place free Python course

Stanford University’s Computer Science department is holding a unique MOOC called ‘Code in Place.’ This is a free course to learn python. It is a live class environment and not a typical video-based curriculum. from r/programming

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iLRN 2020

iLRN 2020: 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network
Organized in conjunction with Educators in VR
Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Education Society
June 21-25, 2020, Now Fully Online and in Virtual Reality!!!
Conference theme: “Vision 20/20: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight in XR and Immersive Learning”
Conference website:
*** FREE registration for non-presenter EDU attendees until April 19th ***
##### TOPIC AREAS #####
XR and immersive learning in/for:
– Serious Games
– Medical & Healthcare
– Workforce & Industry
– Culture & Language
– K-12
– Museums & Libraries
– Special Education
– Geosciences
– Data Visualization
– Keynotes and plenaries
– Academic stream presentations (with peer-reviewed proceedings for submission to IEEE Xplore)
– Practitioner stream presentations (no paper required)
– Poster and exhibition sessions
– Workshops
– Panel sessions
– Special sessions
– Immersive Learning Adventures
– Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition
– Game Night
– Virtual Awards Banquet & Masquerade Ball
For a limited time, free registration is being offered to faculty, students, and staff of educational institutions (including K-12 schools/districts, universities, colleges, museums, and libraries) who wish to attend but will NOT be presenting at the conference or publishing in the proceedings. To take advantage of this offer, you must register by April 19, 2020 using an email address associated with your educational institution:
Submissions of Practitioner presentation and poster proposals; proposals for workshops, panel sessions, and special sessions; as well as Academic Work-in-progress papers (for delivery as posters or as part of the doctoral colloquium) are being accepted until the late-round submission deadline of April 19, 2020. See the Call for Papers and Proposals at
Proposals for the Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition may be submitted at April 30, 2020.
No further Academic Full and Short paper submissions are being considered at this stage.
A range of volunteer opportunities are available, including conference internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of the roles currently available include session chair/facilitator, moderator, audio-visual/technical support, virtual event greeter/usher, virtual event photographer, virtual event videographer/livestreamer, 2D artist / illustrator
3D artist / modeler, graphic designer, and general conference intern. For details and to apply for one or more of these roles, please visit
Expressions of interest are also being solicited from scholars and practitioners wishing to join the iLRN 2020 Program Committee to peer review papers and proposals received in the late submission round (closing April 19, 2020). The late-round submissions will be no longer than 3 pages in length, and each Program Committee member will be asked to review no more than two submissions.
A number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for organizations to:
– Meet and interact with key educational stakeholders
– Showcase their products and services
– Connect and collaborate with top researchers / scientists
– Build and strengthen customer / client relationships.
Packages range from US$500 for a basic virtual exhibit booth to US$15,000 for an exclusive Gold Sponsorship.
For information about the packages available, visit
Basic individual membership of the Immersive Learning Research Network is currently free; you can sign up at
Fee-based premium individual memberships and organizational memberships will be introduced in the near future.
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AR and gamification European project

Osello, A., Rapetti, N., Del Guidice, M., Guinea, A. M., Ronzino, A., Ugliotti, F., & Migliarino, L. (2015). AUGMENTED REALITY AND GAMIFICATION APPROACH WITHIN THE DIMMER PROJECT. INTED2015 Proceedings, 2707–2714.

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remote class

Remote teaching literature:
breaking up synchronous sessions with hands-on. This requires strong skills for virtual presenting. A nice little simple book on this:
Koegel, T. (2010). The exceptional presenter goes virtual (1st ed.). Austin, Tex: Greenleaf Book Group Press.
The book, unfortunately, is available through ILL and ILL is suspended.
about analytics and the length of attention is evidence-based findings from a paper by Guo on giant Moocs.
This Black Swan event means we are doing something in a few weeks it should take five months to complete. Call it “Remote Teaching” Nice resources:
by Jeremy Kemp <jwkemp@SCU.EDU> from the Educause Blended Learning


Keep Teaching During Campus Emergencies

IM690 ASVR 2D tutorial

GoPro Fusion 360 video camera

Upload materials to your computer:

  1. Using GoPri Fusion Studio:
  2. Using the SD card and reader:
  3. Using a phone:
  4. GoPro Fusion manual:

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2020 Immersive Learning Technology

2020 Immersive Learning Technology

2020-Immersion-012420 per Mark Gill’s finding

Technology is rapidly changing how we learn and grow. More and more, tools and platforms that make use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (ER)—collectively known as immersive learning technology—are moving from the niche world of Silicon Valley into retail stores, warehouses, factory floors, classrooms as well as corporate education and training programs. The value is clear: these immersive learning tools help companies, training providers, and educators train workers better, faster, and more efficiently. Of course, the impact doesn’t stop at the bottom line. Immersive learning presents an opportunity to reliably train employees for situations that are expensive to support, challenging to replicate, and even dangerous. And it can be done efficiently, safely, and with better learning outcomes.

1 in every 3 small and mid-size businesses in the U.S. is expected to be piloting a VR employee training program by 2021, seeing their new hires reach full productivity 50% faster as a result.1

The worldwide AR and VR market size is forecast to grow nearly 7.7 times between 2018 and 2022.

14 million AR and VR devices are expected to be sold in 2019

By 2023, enterprise VR hardware and software revenue is expected to jump 587% to $5.5 billion, up from an estimated $800 million in 2018.

Virtual Reality VR  A computer-generated experience that simulates reality. VR may include visual, auditory, or tactile experiences.

Augmented Reality AR A live experience of a physical space, where computer-enhanced visualizations, sounds, or tactile experiences overlay the real-world environment.

Mixed Reality MR A blend of virtual experiences and the real world where virtual and augmented experiences are presented simultaneously

Extended Reality ER  An immersive experience involving interactions with the real world, virtual reality, augmented reality, as well as other machines or computers adding content to the experience.

Soft Skills Technical Skills Immersive learning technologies can help people develop human skills, such as empathy, customer service, improving diversity and inclusion, and other areas

Technical Skills.  Immersive learning technologies enable workers to learn through simulated experiences, providing the opportunity for risk-free repetition of complex or dangerous technical tasks.

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