Join us for a conversation with the authors on the launch of the State of XR Report. The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) released the inaugural The State of XR and Immersive Learning Report at the 7th International iLRN Conference. The report is designed to identify and describe the immersive technology developments and trends poised to influence learning. It is the culmination of an annual, Delphi-inspired environmental scanning and forecasting study. We will discuss the making of the report, the research questions, and the 19 trends the report identified that will have an impact on the future of learning and work.
To attend this free and open event, please register on Eventbrite. The Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event.
The State of XR Report
The State of XR & Immersive Learning Outlook Report is the culmination of an annual, Delphi-inspired environmental scanning and forecasting study similar to the well-known Horizon Report series previously published by the New Media Consortium.
For this inaugural State of XR & Immersive Learning Outlook Report, over 100 educators, education leaders, researchers, technologists, and others representing diverse learning sectors were selected to join a global panel of experts. Each was invited to contribute their perspectives on current and emerging trends in, as well as important developments and research on, the use of XR and immersive technologies for supporting learning.
The findings of the Report are organized under the following critical research questions:
1. What are the greatest needs and the most promising opportunities in learning that XR and immersive technologies can help fulfill over the next 3 years?
2. What are the greatest barriers for institutions and organizations adopting XR and immersive learning technologies?
3. What XR and immersive or other related/complementary technologies, tools, and digital developments have the potential to help transform learning and teaching/training practices?
In the conversation with the authors of the State of XR Report and Immersive Learning, we’ll discuss the trends and developments identified in these three areas and what they mean for the use of XR in learning in the future. Join us for a provocative discussion on the developments shaping the future of teaching, research, and practice in immersive learning.
Mark J. W. Lee is Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer of iLRN, and the Project Leader/Principal Investigator of iLRN’s State of XR & Immersive Learning Project.
Maya Georgieva is the Director of Education Futures and the XR and XCI Innovation Lab at The New School and the Chief XR Strategist for the report.
Jonathon Richter is the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of iLRN.
Emory Craig is the CEO of Digital Bodies, a global XR consulting group and popular website for news and analysis of immersive technologies.
Bryan Alexander is a Senior Scholar at Georgetown University and founder of Bryan Alexander Consulting.
You can register on Eventbrite for the one-hour session on June 24th at 12:00 noon EDT. A Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event. We hope to see you then!
Emory Craig is a writer, speaker, and VR consultant with extensive experience in art, new media, and higher education. He speaks at global conferences on innovation, education, and ethical technology in the future. He has published widely and worked with the US Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Living at the intersection of learning, games, and immersive storytelling, he is fascinated by AI-based avatars, digital twins, and the ethical implications of blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual.