In early February Digital Bodies is headed to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. The theme for this year’s meeting is Transforming the Academy: Building Communities of Practice. We have an exciting schedule from Monday, February 13 – Wednesday 15 as we are hosting a series of Virtual Reality Playground sessions and two short hands-on workshops.
On Monday, we will be participating along with other university teams in the ELI Virtual Reality Playground. Look for us in the Houston Ballroom Foyer between 2:15 and 3pm. Here is the description for our session:
Join us for ELI’s first Virtual Reality Playground where we explore the impact of new immersive media developments on learning. This session will feature mobile virtual reality experiences that span from biology and health to history, the social sciences and innovative forms of journalism. Explore the fascinating potential of deeply immersive experiences to engage students and create compelling learning opportunities across educational programs.
Virtual Reality and Learning Workshops
Virtual Reality and learning has been gaining momentum in the Higher Education conversations. On Tuesday, Maya Georgieva and Emory Craig will lead two theme oriented short hands-on workshops. Digital Bodies is curating a set of immersive experiences suitable for both curriculum and extra curriculum activities. Here are the details for these exciting sessions:
NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education
On Wednesday, Maya Georgieva will participate in a panel featuring the release of the signature NMC Horizon Report 2017 for Higher Education. Maya is on the NMC Expert Panel for Higher Education and along with her colleagues Veronica Diaz, David Thomas and Bernard Bull will discuss insights from the 2017 Horizon Report.
We hope to see you at the ELI Annual Meeting this February in Houston!
Maya Georgieva is an EdTech and XR strategist, futurist and speaker with more than 15 years of experience in higher education and global education policy. Her most recent work focuses on innovation, VR/AR and Immersive storytelling, design and digital strategy. Maya actively writes and speaks on the topics of innovation, immersive storytelling and the future of education and consults organizations and startups in this space.