Learning in VR and the Metaverse: Practical Pointers Based on the Research
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Pavillon
VR has been used in learning for some time. But as we head full steam towards the Metaverse, what have we learnt about how best to learn in these environments?
From simple VR to the Metaverse and experiments in VRChat, other virtual environments and Metauniversities, in this Spotlight Talk Donald Clark will be drawing on the real research: showing what has been done, what seems to work and, just as importantly what does not work!
For anyone that wants a go, Donald will have his untethered Oculus on hand!
eLearning Expert and Strategist, Plan B Learning, United Kingdom
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!
Solutions Specific Knowledge Leader, NTT Data, Spain
Ildiko has 25 years of professional practice in the field of open education and e-learning. In the frames of 50+ 50K-15M€ EU funded projects, 30+ international conferences and over 100 smaller scale thematic workshops and seminars, she closely observed and engaged in policy dialogues, professional academic collaborations and practice exchange, actively contributing to the modernisation of European Higher Education and education technology in general.
Her current professional focus, most specifically via the implementation of the European Digital Credentials for Learning (EDC), is on supporting the development and uptake of innovative solutions in the field of knowledge, skill and competence documentation and recognition.