Applications of Extended Realities Technologies in Higher Education

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


The COVID pandemic in 2020 and 2021 forced higher education institutions to change the way they operate, with many institutions adopting online approaches during the pandemic and hybrid approaches in the year after it. These approaches mainly involved videoconferencing tools such as MS Teams and Zoom to deliver lectures, seminars, and labs. Although these methods are viable, engagement from students and peer-to-peer interaction suffered. Emerging technologies such as extended realities (XR), an umbrella term that covers virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, have the potential to create immersion and presence for students, thus bringing them in the same three-dimensional virtual space. Such immersion and presence are potentially more effective in inducing concentration and presence when students attend lectures and workshops than traditional videoconferencing tools. In this keynote speech, Dr Gilardi will discuss how XR technologies can be used both online and in-person teaching scenarios in higher education, what the limitations are, and their accessibility issues. During the speech case-studies of applications of XR technologies in mathematics, business informatics, computing, and nursing will be presented.
Period3 Dec 2022
Event title14th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications
Event typeConference
LocationPhnom Penh, CambodiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational