Over the past year, interest in eXtended reality (XR) technologies (such as virtual, augmented, immersive, and mixed reality) has surged. New and more affordable XR technologies, along with voice activation and sophisticated visual display walls, provide promising directions and opportunities to immerse learners in the curriculum, offering deeper and more vivid learning experiences and extending the learning environment. Yet effective integration of these technologies into the curriculum will require careful planning and numerous resources. In addition to the technology itself, there are issues such as faculty development, instructional design, learning space integration, as well as governance, policy, and ethics. Join the conversation, sign up for the XR (Extended Reality) Community Group.

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