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Tuesday, June 23 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Special Session: XREducation 21: Are We Ready for XR Disruptive Ecosystems in Education Now?

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Presenter(s): Carlos J. Ochoa

In just two months, everything has changed around us, and the education system has collapsed worldwide. By late April, nationwide school closures were still disrupting the learning of more than 73 per cent of students, or more than 1.2 billion children and youth. Closed schools, students at home connected and disconnected with teachers with few resources and in an unpredictable scenario with lack of methodologies, training and responsiveness. Now, it is necessary to reimagine, anticipate, adapt and accelerate the digital transformation process, before a real and immediate and repeatable need. For this, we will analyze the megatrends in education and their situation before the new paradigm, as well as the most relevant aspects to consider, where Immersive Learning must play a relevant role in the new XREducation safe and clean scenario.

The present work is part of a study carried out by University Rovira y Virgili, VRARA Education Committee and led by ONE Digital Consulting. The main objective of the session is to put on the table the need of Implementing a new Educational Ecosystem, with an increase presence of Advanced and Immersive Technologies, as a potential value and to have more capable future professionals to respond to the problems of companies and society of the post-COVID-19 Era. This presentation is aimed at the entire educational, training, business community and organizations and government representatives.

The presentation will be supported by different market studies, data from the most relevant international organizations, videos of experiences in real life cases and future scenarios, where the proposed participatory models based on recent experiences will be discussed. Different resources like videos and surveys will be presented for the participation of the attendees, as well as Q&A time during the session. Participation and engagement are crucial part of this session.

The session will have the following agenda:
  1. Current and post-COVID-19 education scenarios
  2. Analysis of weaknesses and deficiencies of the current system as highlighted by the COVID-19 crisis
  3. Basic needs for new future scenarios in post-COVID-19 era
  4. Components of the new digital ecosystem, with special focus on methodologies and impact of the immersive technology
  5. Expected benefits
  6. Action plan
During the session, some international use cases and experiences will be presented, as well as videos. An activity workshop could be developed, to be evaluated by the organization.

At the end of the session, we hope to provide tools to identify current scenarios and design and implement future Immersive Ecosystems scenarios. Identify the real benefits of Immersive Learning in the new educational ecosystem, lines of action and implementation scenarios in different contexts. As future work, it will be proposed to create a working group to deepen the work and present it to different international organizations.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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