Academic Researchers Explore How VR and AR Will Impact Education

Published by , January 16, 2017 3:54 am

(ZDNet)  Academics and researchers gathered at Harvard Friday to explore how virtual and augmented reality will be used for education. About 10 researchers presented research papers that will be compiled into a book “Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities in Education” that will launch in the summer. The conference is hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, a joint venture between the University and NetDragon, and The Fujian Virtual Reality Industrial Base, an incubator for virtual reality companies.
The hope is that through the book and outreach from experts we can avoid the hype cycle with educational technology and technology in general. VR isn’t magic and we have to be smart about it,” said Christopher Dede, professor of technology, innovation and education at Harvard.

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