XR Bridging the Gap Research Symposium 10/24/20
Meet the Keynotes
Published: October 17, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks
Symposium 9 a.m. – 12 noon SLT (Pacific) | Keynotes 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Donna Z. Davis, PhD, APR / Tredi Felisimo in SL
Associate Professor and Director
Strategic Communication Master’s Program
Oregon Reality (OR) Lab
University of Oregon
School of Journalism * Communication | Portland
Keynote: The Canyon Crossing: XR and inAccessibility
Emerging immersive technologies have long been touted as the next great moment for equity and inclusion. And, while many people experience extraordinary opportunity and connection in game spaces and social virtual words such as Second Life, the technological gaps experienced in the next generation of immersive tech continue to be challenged. Promise is still on the horizon, but the bridge-building has proven harder and slower than expected. This presentation will address both that promise and the challenges ahead.
Keynote: Adaptive Training & Data-driven Tracking Representational Flexibility in a Virtual Reality-based Learning Environment
This presentation will highlight a design-based research project on individualized training of representational flexibility for STEM+C reasoning and problem solving among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The adaptive learning program, called Force and Motion–Adaptive Representation (FM-AR), trains participants how to develop motion/interaction simulations in the 3D virtual reality. FM-AR also provides adaptive training for representational competence development via (a) individualized design of representational-practice tasks; (b) tracking of representational performance via multimodal learner data mining.
Location: VCARA XR Research Center in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/217/128/33