Posts Tagged ‘immersive learning’

Spatial

You Can Now Attend VR Meetings—No Headset Required

Virtual-reality workspace startup Spatial is offering a free version for users. All you need is a web browser.


https://www.wired.com/story/spatial-vr-ar-collaborative-spaces/

Spatial is a startup that enables people to meet through augmented or virtual reality. It’s a little similar to the now defunct Facebook Spaces, except it has much broader support. You can use VR or mixed-reality headsets from a myriad of brands—from Microsoft’s HoloLens and Nreal’s Light to the Oculus Quest—as vehicles to meet in virtual spaces.

Spatial is announcing that it’s launching support for web browsers on desktops, Android, and iOS. Oh, and the platform is now completely free and open to everyone.

The free version temporarily gives you unlimited access to all the enterprise features. Agarawala says a free version will always exist, but limitations will be added back in (like 40-minute sessions and up to three saved project rooms) once social-distancing orders wind down.
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more on immersive reality platforms in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virbela
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=engagevr
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=asvr

iLRN 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GUIDED VIRTUAL ADVENTURE TOURS
at 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, Online
Conference theme: “Vision 20/20: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight in XR and Immersive Learning”
Conference website: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimmersivelrn.org%2Filrn2020&data=02%7C01%7Cpmiltenoff%40STCLOUDSTATE.EDU%7C7a9997a1d6724744f7d708d7f52d9387%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637247448406614239&sdata=Jt%2BFUtP3Vs%2FQi1z9HCk9x8m%2B%2BRjkZ63qrcoZnFiUdaQ%3D&reserved=0
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At our physical iLRN conferences, the first day of the conference (Sunday) is typically devoted to one or more guided social tours of local attractions in which attendees have the opportunity to socialize and get to know one another while immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of the host city and/or region. As this year’s conference will take place entirely online, we are instead offering the opportunity for attendees to sign up for small-group “Guided Virtual Adventure” tours of 50 minutes in duration to various social and collaborative XR/immersive environments and platforms.
Proposals are being sought for prospective Guided Virtual Adventure tour offerings on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Tour destinations may be:
– a third-party XR/immersive platform with which you are familiar (e.g., Altspace, Mozilla Hubs, Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Somnium Space, OrbusVR, Second Life);
– a specific virtual environment that you, your institution/organization, or someone else has developed within a third-party platform;
– a platform that you or your institution/organization has developed and/or specific environments within that platform.
There are no fees involved in offering a Guided Virtual Adventure tour; however, preference will be given to proposals that involve environments/platforms that are freely and openly accessible, and that are associated with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Where possible, it is strongly recommended that multiple offerings of the tour are made available throughout the day so as to cater for different time zones in which the 8,000+ iLRN 2020 event attendees will be based.
Companies wishing to offer Guided Virtual Adventure tours involving their commercial products and services may submit proposals for consideration, but the iLRN 2020 Organizing Committee reserves the right to, at its discretion, place limits on the number of tours of platforms/environments of a certain type or that address a particular target audience/application vertical. In doing so, they will prioritize companies that have purchased a sponsorship or exhibition package.
*** IMPORTANT: The Guided Virtual Adventures are intended to be a social activity, and as such, platforms and environments to be toured must support interaction among multiple users. For other types of platform or environment, please consider offering a Workshop (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fimmersivelrn.org%2Filrn2020%2Fworkshops%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cpmiltenoff%40STCLOUDSTATE.EDU%7C7a9997a1d6724744f7d708d7f52d9387%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637247448406614239&sdata=2rSCHtYBw3116hRmXFowDz8vEJ%2FPE8MjBjPjhuoU%2FKM%3D&reserved=0) instead, and/or participating in the Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fimmersivelrn.org%2Filrn2020%2Fimmersive-learning-project-showcase%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cpmiltenoff%40STCLOUDSTATE.EDU%7C7a9997a1d6724744f7d708d7f52d9387%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637247448406614239&sdata=vldC9NaYxK6cYof9QoBxq9dTjO1Zv%2F9OIcUAdqdT0rs%3D&reserved=0). ***
### Submitting a Proposal ###
Please use this form to propose a Guided Virtual Adventure: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FP4JTAkb29Lb9L18JA&data=02%7C01%7Cpmiltenoff%40STCLOUDSTATE.EDU%7C7a9997a1d6724744f7d708d7f52d9387%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637247448406614239&sdata=P7uRpwfXWvrQWld%2FQV6JI%2FdnP9lYPxV%2BeRq73xsCozE%3D&reserved=0
### Contact ###
Inquiries regarding the Guided Virtual Adventures may be directed to conference@immersivelrn.org.
### Important Dates ###
– Guided Virtual Adventure proposal submission deadline: May 18, 2020
– Notification of proposal review outcomes: May 21, 2020
– Presenter registration deadline: May 25, 2020
– Deadline for providing final participant instructions: June 1, 2020
– Guided Virtual Adventure Day: June 21, 2020
Other upcoming iLRN 2020 deadlines (see conference website for details):
–  Immersive Learning Project Showcase & Competition – expressions of interest to participate due May 14, 2020 (deadline extended, no further extensions will be announced)
– Practitioner Stream oral and poster presentations – 1-2 page proposals, not for publication in proceedings, due May 18, 2020 (will not be extended)
– Workshops, Panel Sessions, and Special Sessions –  2-3 page proposals for publication in proceedings as extended-abstract descriptions of the sessions, due May 18, 2020 (will not be extended)
– Free registration deadline for non-presenter educators and students – May 23, 2020
(Sent to blend-online@listserv.educause.edu)

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more on virtual tours in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virtual+tour

students in VR

XR Storytellers: Learners Making Immersive Stories

LIVE NOW
Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

PRESENTATION
Our team will share lessons learned in collaborating to create immersive experiences that accelerate STEM education. Find out how students achieve classroom learning objectives by designing AR experiences. Watch a demonstration of how an immersive scientific story is co-created by students and teachers in a virtual learning environment. Explore novel techniques for supporting learners to demonstrate understanding and share knowledge using spatial technologies and storytelling principles. We invite guests to share their questions and perspectives on the possibilities and limitations of XR storytelling to facilitate relational connections to curriculum and instruction.

PRESENTERS:
Sarah Cassidy | Janelle LaVoie | Quincy Wang | Poh Tan
We are a team of VR learners from the University of Saskatchewan and Simon Fraser University in Canada. Our research explores innovative uses of immersive technology for STEM education and pro-social change.


MENTOR: Paula MacDowell
University of Saskatchewan, Assistant Professor
Website
LinkedIN
Twitter: paulamacdowell
Facebook Discord: Paulie#8830

https://internal.altvr.com/events/1460721187360342083

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https://www.everestvirtualreality.com/

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more on students in VR in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=students+in+vr

art and immersive teaching

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more on art and immersive teaching in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=art+immersive

Mozilla Hubs VR

ARVRinEDU

https://www.arvrinedu.com/post/day-8-mozilla-hub

Live Zoom orientation tour with Jaime Donally (ISTE presenter). https://www.arvrinedu.com/

“ultimatelly, it is a meeting space for the students to connect among each other and connect with us”

mostly K12 questions

it is free, but the HubsCloud (enterprise option). Regular Hub is up to 25 people.

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more on Virbela in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virbela
more on virtual worlds in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virtual+worlds

Magic Leap 2 new strategy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2019/12/10/magic-leap-drops-news-bombs-about-enterprise-updates-and-magic-leap-2/#16748d961263

Physical screens must go. Their days are numbered.”

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more on Magic Leap in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=magic+leap

haptic devices

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This new device from MIT is essentially like "Inception" — but uses a power glove instead of a dream-inducing, serum-filled briefcase. 🧤😴⁠ ⁠ Confusing enough for you? Don't worry, it's more simple than that.⁠ ⁠ Essentially, a team of researchers at MIT’s Dream Lab are working on an open source wearable "glove-like" device that can track and interact with dreams in a number of ways — including, hopefully, giving you the ability to control the content of your own dreams.⁠ ⁠ No, seriously! The team’s radical goal is to prove once and for all that dreams aren’t just meaningless gibberish — but can be “hacked, augmented, and swayed” to our benefit.⁠ ⁠ The glove-like device is called Dormio, and it's outfitted with a host of sensors that can detect which sleeping state the wearer is in. Tap the link in our bio to read more about how the glove works to control dreams.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #MIT #technology #science #STEM #dreams #dream #neuroscience #brain #MITDreamLab #MITTech #Dormio #MITDormio #sleep #strangescience #coolscience #design #innovation #engineering #geek #gadgets #instatech #techie #AI #computer #opensource #scitech #future #futurism

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British startup TG0 have released their button-free, etee is a VR game changer allowing form more free flowing movement and natural interaction in the VR world. . . . Follow us @itshumanmade . . . . . . . Via @onlyaugmentedreality . . . . . #innovation #technology #mixedreality #virtualreality #augmentedreality #ar #vr #aftereffects #augmentedrealityapp #art #digitalart #newmediaart #arkit #motiongraphics #motiondesign #creativecoding #surface #fluidart #smarttech #technologynews #technologies #gadgets #itshumanmade DM for Credit/Removal

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more on haptic in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=haptic

Bloom’s Taxonomy and VR

Please have recording through my Quest goggles; EngageVR does NOT allow simultaneous login through goggles and PC client

MediaSpace / Kaltura has several shortcomings, this is why I am offering you a parallel YouTube recording

Please have also my highlights:

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Announcement

https://app.engagevr.io/events/ZJa7A/view

Mon, Apr 13th, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

A chance to join Steve Bambury as he shares his Bloom’s Taxonomy and VR project

Hosted By Steve Bambury

After another break (due to Steve fracturing his arm), the one and only #CPDinVR events are back with not one but TWO opportunities to join Steve as he shares his Bloom’s Taxonomy and VR project

Debuted at the GESS Conference in Dubai in February, the presentation recounts the lengthy history of this project, which included contributions from Steven Sato, Alex Johnson and the late, great Chris Long.

This new version will delve deeper into the specific levels of Bloom’s and the types of VR applications which can be used to engage student skills at each level.

There will also be an opportunity for Q+A with Steve and some of the usual #CPDinVR fun and games at the end of the event…

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more on EngageVR in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=engagevr

your teaching online we can help

both these tweets very valid about the past:

while this one is very valid for the present

in a need to choose the right tool for remote learning? Contact us, we will help you

IM 690 lab ASVR

IM 690 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. short link: http://bit.ly/IM690lab

IM 690 lab plan for March 31, online:  Virtual Worlds

If at any point you are lost in the virtual worlds, please consider talking/chatting using our IM 690 zoom link:https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/964455431 or call 320 308 3072

Readings:
Currently, if you go to the SCSU online dbases
,if they are working at all, don’t be surprised when clicking on EBSCOhost Business Source Complete to see this msg:

library error msg

and if you execute a search:
“AltSpaceVR” + “education”, you will find only meager 1+ results.
Google Scholar, naturally, will yield much greater number.
So, search and find an article of your interest using Google Scholar. I used “immersive learning” + “education” for my search.
I chose to read this article:
https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/2347/2657
since it addressed design principles when applying mixed reality in education.
What article did you find/choose/read/are ready to share your analysis with?

Tuesday, March 31, 5PM lab

  1. As usually, we will meet at this Zoom link: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/964455431
    All of us will be online and we will meet in the Zoom room.
    Please come 10 min earlier, so we can check our equipment and make sure everything works. Since we will be exploring online virtual worlds, please be prepared for technical issues, especially with microphones.
  2. For this lab, please download and install on your computers the AltSpaceVR  (ASVR) software:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/altspacevr/9nvr7mn2fchq?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
    Please consider the impediment that Microsoft has made the 2D mode for PC available only for Windows. If you are a Mac user and don’t have PC available at home, please contact me directly for help.
    In addition, pls have a link to the video tutorial;
    http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2020/03/13/im690-asvr-2d-tutorial/
    pls be informed about MediaSpace issues of the last two weeks, which can result in poor rendering of the video. If issues persist and you still need help downloading and installing the software, contact me directly for help.
    Please do your best to have ASVR installed on your computer before the lab starts on Tues, March 31, 5PM, so we can use our time during the lab for much more fun activities!
  3. Intro to ASVR.
    Please watch this 5 min video anytime you feel a bit lost in ASVR

    pls consider the issues with MediaSpace and be patient, if the video renders and/or does not play right away. The video is meant to help you learn how to navigate your avatar in ASVR.
    the first 15-20 min in the lab, we will “meet” in ASVR, figure out how to work on our ASVR avatar, how to use the computer keyboard to move, communicate and have basic dexterity. We must learn to “make friends” with Mark Gill (ASVR name: MarkGill47), Dr. Park (ASVR name: dhk3600) and Dr. Miltenoff (ASVR name: Plamen), as well as with your class peers, who will be sharing their ASVR contact info in the Zoom Chat session. Once we learn this skills, we are ready to explore ASVR.
    Mark Gill will “lead” us through several virtual worlds, which you will observe and assess from the point of view of an Instructional Designer and an educator (e.g. how these worlds can accommodate learning; what type of teaching do these virtual worlds offer, etc.)
    Eventually, Mark Gill will bring us to the SCSU COSE space, created by him, where he will leave us to discuss.
  4. Discussion in the COSE ASVR room
    We will start our discussion with you sharing your analysis of the article you found in Google Scholar for today’s class (see above Readings). How do your findings from the article match your impressions from the tour across virtual worlds in ASVR? How does learning happen?
  5. Other platforms for immersive learning
    Following the discussions around your articles, we also will briefly touch on other platforms for immersive learning:
    http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2020/03/17/vr-after-conferences-cancellations/
  6. Final projects
    the rest of the time in the lab will be allocated for work on your final projects.
    Dr. Park and Dr. Miltenoff will work individually with your groups to assist with ideas, questions regarding your projects,

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Plamen Miltenoff, Ph.D., MLIS
Professor
320-308-3072
pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/faculty/
schedule a meeting: https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy
find my office: https://youtu.be/QAng6b_FJqs

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more on IM 690 labs in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=im+690

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