How AR/VR Encourages Students to Achieve the Impossible


Join EdSurge for a panel discussion with experts on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) and education leaders who are bringing it into the classroom. Panelists discuss how AR/VR encourages students to do things that would be dangerous, impossible, counterproductive or expensive (D.I.C.E.) and how that risk-taking can lead to academic success.

The webinar conversation also touches on:

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Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 

Time: 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

  • The potential of AR/VR to impact student career paths
  • AR/VR’s growing influence on career fields such as aviation and hospitality
  • How district leaders are using AR/VR technology to grow innovative STEM programs
  • Empirical and clinical evidence on how AR/VR impacts learning 

Whether you are an AR/VR expert or simply interested in learning more about it, this webinar illustrates how students in a range of learning contexts can use this technology to unlock a previously unimaginable world of content and experiences. 

Meet Our Panelists

Founder & CEO, EdSurge

Betsy previously worked as executive editor for technology coverage at Forbes Media and as an award-winning staff writer for the Washington Post and Scientific American.

Host: Betsy Corcoran

Sr. Director, zSpace Education Solutions, zSpace, Inc.

Joe works with schools across the United States and internationally on comprehensive planning to integrate AR/VR technology into their curriculum. He has a long career in education, previously working as a teacher and principal in numerous school settings and as an administrator at the district and state levels.   

Joe Parlier

Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Atlanta Public Schools

Prior to serving as the Director and Executive Director of Instructional Technology for Atlanta Public Schools, Aleigha worked in a range of educational roles in the DeKalb County School System. She holds a doctorate in Educational Policy/Leadership from Georgia State University and has been extensively involved in the national and international educational technology communities, including serving as founding member and Board member of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACoL) – Georgia Chapter.

Aleigha Henderson-Rosser

Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication, Stanford University

Jeremy is founding director of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity, and a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford. He studies the psychology of Virtual and Augmented Reality, in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others.

Jeremy Bailenson

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