Immersive Education news from the year 2013 includes:

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2013-04: 1st Annual K12 SUMMIT ANNOUNCED
The Immersive Education Initiative today issued an open call for iED K12 Summit papers, posters, workshops, panels, general presentations, demos, and outliers (novel late-breaking research, technologies and techniques). The University of Colorado Boulder will host the first annual Immersive Education K12 Summit from October 24-26, 2013. Organized specifically for K12 educators and researchers, and businesses specializing in K12 education, the iED K12 Summit will provide attendees with: an in-depth overview of immersive teaching and learning technologies; an exploration of the range of student learning activities using virtual worlds, learning games, augmented reality and other immersive technologies; teacher professional development (PD) and learning; hands-on collaboration and co-creation using immersive platforms; an understanding of the potential for Immersive Education to transform educational opportunities and learning outcomes. Details are provided in the official announcement at  2013-04-iED-K12-SUMMIT-CALL.html


The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that its Library Technology Working Group (LIB.TWG) has expanded to include museums, forming the Libraries and Museums Technology Working Group (LAM.TWG). The newly expanded group is responsible for defining, implementing, evolving and maintaining applications and open standards related to the provision of library and museum services in the age of Immersive Education. The new group is chaired by LIB.TWG founder Jerome Yavarkovsky, Boston College University Librarian Emeritus, and Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media and Technology for the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) at the Smithsonian Institution. Details are provided in the official announcement at  ../../../../archives/news/2013-03-iED-Library-Museums.html


The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that early registration for Immersive Education 2013 (iED 2013) is now open through April 1st, at which point the early registration discount expires and standard registration fees apply. Building on the success of the previous seven years of Immersive Education conferences, the world's leading experts in immersion convene in Boston this June for the special four-day event. iED 2013 features 3 tracks (Practitioner, Research and Business tracks) over 3 full days, and one additional day dedicated to hands-on workshops. Details are available on the official iED Summit website at  http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org

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