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MIT Open Learning launches Center for Advanced Virtuality

" "J-WEL has the tremendous benefit of being embedded within MIT Open Learning, the same unit at MIT that houses MIT OpenCourseWare, MITx, the Teaching Systems Lab, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative, and a host of other innovative programs. Thorugh J-WEL Weeks, workshops, and webinars, our members benefit from our close connection to these groups. MIT News is carrying an announcement today of a new addition to MIT Open Learning, the Center for Advanced Virtuality. From the announcement:

Virtual reality (VR) technologies are having a growing impact on people's everyday lives. Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning, and D. Fox Harrell, a professor of digital media and artificial intelligence in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, have combined their efforts to launch MIT Open Learning’s new initiative, the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality. The new initiative will help determine how MIT can use a group of technologies including virtual and mixed reality (collectively called extended reality or XR) to better serve human needs through artful innovation of virtual experiences, on-campus and beyond. Read more.

Professor Harrell spoke as part of the October 2018 J-WEL Week Workplace Learning program, and we expect to have a video of the presentation available to J-WEL members in our site library in the coming weeks.