Fall Immersive Learning Workshops at The XReality Center

XReality Center Open House – September  3 – 25th 

The XReality Center holds Open Houses to demonstrate immersive applications for curricular and extracurricular activities. Join us to learn more about virtual spaces for teaching, showcasing, and performance. Email Maya Georgieva at maya@newschool.edu to schedule a session.

XR and The Future of Immersive Learning

With virtual and augmented reality, we are on the cusp of the next wave of the Digital Revolution. Immersive computing will impact multiple areas of culture and society, transforming the way we play, work, communicate and express ourselves. As we reimagine education in the digital age, immersive computing may offer us a unique opportunity to transform learning. This session will review recent and upcoming developments in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as well as a series of projects across the higher education landscape. The session will offer opportunities for questions and discussion. Following the session, faculty will have the opportunity to visit the XReality Center virtual hub.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Creating AR Scenes with Adobe Aero

Adobe Aero is a Mobile AR authoring application that allows us to create immersive Augmented Reality experiences using a mobile  Apple device. With Adobe Aero we will learn how to import 3D content, animate content based on user interactions, designate target surfaces or images, and much more. In this introductory workshop, we will explore the features available in Adobe Aero, mobile AR design, and how to deploy AR experiences on mobile devices. At this time Adobe Aero is only available on iOS devices so an iPhone or iPad are required for this workshop.
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Wednesday, October 28, 3:00-4:15 pm EST

Immersive Storytelling with 360 Video

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, we will review examples and explore key elements in the design of compelling 360° video experiences to gain a deeper understanding of immersive storytelling. We will learn and experiment with 360° video cameras, editing tools, and brainstorm project ideas. We will discuss and Identify strategies and project-based use cases for the implementation of 360° video in the learning environment and on campus.
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Tuesday, October 13th, 3:00 – 4:15 pm

Virtual Reality, Digital Literacy, and Ethics 

What is the future of digital literacy in a world where the virtual and physical will be equally real? How should literacy be defined when actual human experience is no longer the touchstone for reality? As VR and AR begin to transform the learning environment, we will face profound questions on digital literacy and ethical issues. This session will explore how the growing use of VR will require new forms of digital literacy. We will discuss the expanding importance of privacy, ethics, and cultural sensitivity questions posed by VR and AR. This session will begin with a short presentation leaving ample time for discussion.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 3:00 – 4:15 pm

Immersive Learning Series by Request

Review relevant examples and discuss ways to integrate VR/AR into the teaching and learning environment. Request a session for your department or team via the request form: Examples can focus on the use of VR/AR in Humanities, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Art and Design, New Media Narratives or Suggest your own topic. For additional questions contact Maya Georgieva at maya@newschool.edu.

Immersive Learning sessions will take place online. Please register for any of the sessions above via the form. If you are unable to make the dates/times listed in the schedule or wish to meet one-on-one, you can request an individual session by writing directly to Maya Georgieva, Director of Education Futures – maya@newschool.edu.