Beyond Zoom: XR For Teaching And Research In The COVID-19 Era
XR—a catchall term that includes augmented and virtual reality and spatial and pervasive computing—holds potential and challenges for educational use under pandemic conditions. On August 7, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania held a conference to explore this potential and the challenges. This session is a short compilation of selected presentations from that conference, including "From the Chaos of COVID-19 to Immersive Initiative Opportunities" by Bill Egan, "Project Komodo: Catalyzing Browser-Based VR Instruction" presented by Brandon Dang, and "Multi-user VR for Remote Teaching – Initial Results" by Matthew McGinty. The full set of presentations from this conference are available at https://dartgo.org/covid-xr-conf.