Spring 2018 Tech Enhanced Education Event: New Realities in Learning

Workshop / Training
For NYU Community

Please join us for our Spring 2018 Technology Enhanced Education Event New Realities in Learning: Innovations in Physical & Virtual Educational Space


A transformation is underway in higher education, as faculty seek to simulate or represent the “real” world more authentically to better prepare learners for future scholarship and employment. Traditional classrooms, for example, are being reimagined with both physical and digital elements, while the use of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality is creating new and exciting opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning.  How might virtual and augmented reality environments replace, or at least change our needs for physical space? What is driving this change? What is the impact?

On April 18, we will explore the ways in which NYU faculty are engaging with these questions. Presenters will share their innovations in virtual and physical learning spaces, as well as what motivates them to experiment with new approaches. A concluding panel discussion will focus on what we as educators are learning from these experiments, in an effort to understand their current impact and to gauge future directions.

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP.

12:30 Food & Conversation

1:00 Welcome (Clay Shirky/Ben Maddox)

1:05 Immersive & Maker Spaces, 3D Printing, Simulations

  • Maker Spaces
  • 3D printing
  • Learning Studios
  • Simulations and Instruction

2:00-2:50 Coffee Break and Table Demonstrations of Faculty Projects

3:00-4:00 Virtual Realities Pedagogies Demonstrations and Panel Discussion

Final Panel Discussion: How can we explore the impact on learners of these new approaches?

  • What do we know about how the use of new (real and virtual) spaces impacts student engagement?
  • Research on which approach may work under different conditions
  • Choices on how faculty decide where and under what conditions to experiment

4:00 Adjourn



The event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Committee on the Future of Technology-Enhanced Education, Office of the Provost, Center for Advancement of Teaching, and NYU IT.

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