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Friday, October 11 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Identity and Immersive Tech in Education

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Immersive experiences are making their way into learning culture and the education space. Early conversations with educators revealed that “Students are more visually literate than before and we [ Educators ] have to up our game to be able to engage them.” As a former ESL teacher I found myself wondering how AR/VR can bring value, not just novelty, to the physical classroom space. Could MR experiences be used to incorporate visual storytelling or even eventually explore intersectional identities? And ultimately what does this mean for how we teach a diverse population in an increasingly culturally interwoven world? This talk investigates the role of AR/VR to enhance the education experience. I will cover how the team worked together in a 6 week cycle to do research and create content and how we built a useful, engaging experience for both teachers and learners.

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Matsoshi Matsafu

UX Designer, Nerdery
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Stuart Burden

Senior Team Manager | Senior Software Engineer, Nerdery
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Hilary Dixon

Experience Researcher, Nerdery
Hilary Dixon is a UX designer at The Nerdery in Minneapolis, MN, where she probably spends too much time thinking about robots. She became interested in the cultural impact of emerging technologies while studying anthropology and cognitive science at Beloit College. As an experience... Read More →

Alex Hofer

Senior Software Engineer, Nerdery

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The Nerdery is a digital business consultancy specializing in strategy, innovation, experience design and software engineering. By focusing on clients’ business outcomes, The Nerdery delivers impactful digital experiences and infrastructures through consulting services that accelerate... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Metropolitan State University - Library 302