AR & VR: State of Spatial Technologies Panel
Listen and learn : Panel
Hall Davidson Michael Fricano II James McCrary Steven Sato
The last few years in augmented and virtual technologies has been both exciting and mystifying. Education and business implementations of AR and VR can also be confusing. Join ISTE Virtual Environments as we welcome experts in spatial technology to talk about research and applications as well as the future of AR and VR. This session is available as either a 2D or 3D experience in Mozilla Hubs. So grab your oculus headset (or participate from your laptop) and join us in the ISTELive Hubs space!
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Library media specialists, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Only a web browser for submitting questions and comments during the session.|
|Topic:||Augmented, mixed & virtual reality|
|Subject area:||Computer science, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
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|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
This panel will provide insights into the current status of augmented and virtual reality, espcially in the roile it has played during the COVID-19 outbreak. Attendees will see not only applications, but also research in this area. With experts on the panel, our goal as ISTE Virtual Environments is to connect with experts and leaders in the area of AR & VR to help spread the message of impact AR & VR has on learning.
4-6 panelists will be introduced by the Virtual Environments president. Each panelist will share current appplications of the AR or VR medium they are presenting, as well as reasearch. 25 mins
Panelist will offer a glimpse into what will come next in AR & VR and how it will affect education. 15 mins
Q&A. During the session, we will have a Q&A respository to collect questions, as well as a PLN member moving in the audience to field questions for the panelists. 20 mins
James McCrary is the director of technology and innovation at St. James Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge. He has a background as a social studies educator and technology specialist. An Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Innovator, and Common Sense Media Certified Educator, he is passionate about integrating technology skills into the classroom and positively impacting students globally. James presents at local, state and international conferences on innovation in education, with a focus on 3D development, especially for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). He also cohosts "The VR Podcast" discussing how immersion technology is impacting education and business.