IEEE ICICLE XR for Learning SIG (External organisation)

Birt, J. (Member)

Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

Description

The IEEE ICICLE XR for Learning SIG, which was established early 2018 as part of the new IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE) sponsored by the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee. Broadly speaking, “learning engineering” is the systematic application of engineering approaches along with evidence-based principles and methods from the learning sciences to the iterative design and development of learning experiences and environments. The ICICLE XR SIG, in collaboration with the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative (DRI) and the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) will soon be embarking on a Delphi-style environmental scanning/roadmapping exercise in the vein of the Horizon project that used to be run by the New Media Consortium and is now owned by EDUCAUSE. The outputs of that exercise will be combined with a synthesis of the extant scholarly knowledge and research base on “what works” in the use of XR for learning, with the goal being to advocate for an evidence-based, data-driven learning-engineering approach to the design and development learning environments and experiences that leverages the affordances of current and emerging/on-the-horizon XR technologies.

The group’s webpage is at http://ieeeicicle.org/xreality-sig contains a formal statement of purpose and intended activities, along with a current list of members, and here is a prospectus that we have been using to solicit sponsorships. Thus far, we have commitments from HP, Unity Technologies, and zSpace to provide sponsorships, and we are actively seeking more. (We decided to go with a shared sponsorship model, rather than offering sole sponsorship to any one party, to help protect the perceived integrity and impartiality of the report.) There is also a potential sponsor who is considering funding an extension to the project that would allow us to build an XR component or supplement to the report, allowing the target audience to experience the concepts, findings, and guidelines/recommendations presented in the report in an immersive and interactive way.
Period5 Nov 2018
Held atIEEE ICICLE XR for Learning SIG, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational