BOSTON, MA — July 4, 2021
The first in a series of fully immersive online camps that may be attended from anywhere in the world.
After more than a decade of in-person iED clubs and camps, the Immersive Education Initiative is proud to announce the first in a series of fully immersive online camps that may be attended by learners located anywhere in the world.
Students and instructors meet in online Immersive Learning Spaces
To celebrate Immersive Education's very first fully immersive camps, the inaugural camps will be taught this year by Boston College Professor and Immersive Education Initiative director Aaron E. Walsh. An award-winning educator, Prof. Walsh has transformed the following Boston College courses into immersive online camps that are specially designed for pre-teens and teenagers:
- WEEK 1: Creating Immersive Virtual Worlds
- WEEK 2: Discovering Computer Graphics
- WEEK 3: Introduction to Web Page Development
Prof. Walsh will personally teach the camps entirely in Immersive Education Learning Spaces (iED Spaces), applying the same immersive learning technology and techniques that he uses to teach his Boston College students.
These specially designed camps, detailed here, are open to pre-teens (ages 9 to 12) and young adults between the ages of 13 to 18.
Take 1, 2, or all 3 weeks of camp this summer! [::details::]
About iED Spaces
Immersive Education Learning Spaces (iED Spaces) are three-dimensional learning environments that enable students, teachers and learning pods (groups) to meet together in private and secure learner-themed virtual spaces. iED Spaces can be entered using desktop and laptop computers, tablets and mobiles phones, and Virtual Reality headsets. These unique and deeply engaging learning environments are used to remotely teach classes, conduct tutoring sessions, assemble study groups, and facilitate cultural exchanges and related social activities.
iED Spaces are a core component of the Immersive Education for Remote Learners program.
Developed by the Immersive Education Initiative (iED, the world's foremost experts in immersive technology for education since 2005, the Immersive Education for Remote Learners program provides students and teachers with the training and equipment necessary to Connect, Engage, Enable and Encourage (CEEE) remote learners via Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). For more details, please refer to the Immersive Education for Remote Learners program area.
iED Spaces are Knowledge Token® enabled.
Millions of Learners Worldwide
Immersive Education Initiative, the world's foremost experts in immersion and immersive technology, is a non-profit international collaboration of educational institutions, research institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was established in 2005 with the mission to define and develop standards, best practices, technology platforms, training and education programs, and communities of support for virtual worlds, virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning platforms, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, who together service millions of academic and corporate learners worldwide.
Collaborators and Summit speakers include faculty, researchers, graduate students, and executives from the world's leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as United States Department of Education, United Nations, NASA, Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, Stanford University, UCLA, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Disney, Gates Planetarium, United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), Italian Ministry of Education, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Sorbonne University (France), Keio University (Japan), Nippon TV (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Glasgow (UK), European Learning Industry Group (ELIG), Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua, Italy), University of Barcelona (Spain), Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and many more world-class organizations.
To learn more visit https://ImmersiveEducation.org