Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with HP: Designing Social Learning Experiences in VR (Virtual Reality)

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Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. In this session, Marie Vans will take you on her Journey as she developed a course and curriculum model that allows students to build out their own Social Learning Experiences using the power of immersion in Virtual Reality to enhance learning through engagement. Marie will help us all understand that we don’t have to be a technical wizard to get this type of class started and will share her outline, process, and key insights with all attendees. A must for anyone looking to start VR Learning programs for their Students and/or Faculty.


Marie Vans is on the faculty of the San José State University, School of Information. She is also a senior research scientist at HP Labs in Fort Collins, currently working in the AI & Emerging Compute Lab where she is focused on developing virtual reality simulations for education, product introduction, and analytics associated with educational experiences in VR She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State, an MLIS from San José State University, and has more than 55 published papers and 35 U.S. granted patents.
For over 20 years, Mike has led Instructional Technology Strategies for the largest Technology companies. Helping guide direction of products, services and solutions for K12 and Higher Education in the Americas. Providing subject matter expertise, strategic guidance, programs & messaging to school districts, higher education institutions and policy makers. I also support speaking opportunities at education & policy summits and events

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