Government Collaborations

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United States National Park Service

Founded in 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of United States national parks. These historic and cultural sites span millions of miles of land and attract more than 318 million visitors every year, making them vital to the American experience. With more than 20,000 employees, the National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and is led by a Director nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The Director is supported by senior executives who manage national programs, policy, and budget in the Washington, DC, headquarters and seven regional directors responsible for national park management and program implementation.

Since 2014 the Immersive Education Initiative has worked directly with the United States National Park Service to "Bring the Past To Life" through immersive culture and history projects and activities. These unique projects and activities occur through iED Clubs and Camps that work closely with National Park Service rangers and administrators.

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Italian Ministry of Education

The Italian Ministry of Education and the international Immersive Education Initiative officially established a formal collaboration, starting in 2017, to co-organize the recently established IMMERSIVE ITALY conference series that addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), video games, 3D printing, drones, robots, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums.

The collaboration featured the first international usage of Knowledge Token® (Knowken®), the incentive and reward program token that is awarded to learners in exchange for intellectual achievements.

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Australian Department of Education

The Immersive Education Initiative and Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment collaborated on the development of the IMMERSION 2016 international iED Summit and exhibition. Hosted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), the prestigious university located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia, the event was ultimately postponed due to speaker and exhibitor travel concerns.

The Initiative continues to work with the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment through the Initiative's pilot school, Wooranna Park Primary School (WPPS), with which the Initiative collaborates closely on early-stage immersive learning technologies and novel teaching strategies.

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Malta Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and Ministry of Education

The Immersive Education Initiative is working directly with Malta's Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and Ministry of Education to launch a series of nation-wide IMMERSIVE MALTA Summits and cultural events. These forthcoming iED Summits and events will take place across the country of Malta. Academic and technical sessions will be complimented by a wide variety of hands-on exhibits and activities that will be open to the general public.



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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.

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