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James is an Associate Professor of Computer Games in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University, Australia, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab (www.mixedrealityresearch.com). His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of extended reality (XR) and games-based experiences for assisting learning and knowledge discovery. The distinctive contribution James brings to academia is evidenced in over 80 publications and multiple national media engagements including The Conversation, ABC News and The Project. James is recognised as an international leader in educational technology, XR and games with an editorial role with Springer Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), a position on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group for AR/VR, an assessor’s role for the International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGSC) and an expert role on the 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report. In 2020, James received a Universities Australia 2019 citation for sustained leadership in the scholarship of mobile mixed reality innovations to enhance authentic experiential teaching and learning. This followed his citation in 2014 for improving student learning and engagement through practical juxtaposition of art and science in multi-media education. His service to higher education and the community has formed around his 20 year experience and leadership in interdisciplinary teaching, mentorship, presentations, and research led approaches to the enhancement of XR and games education.
Statement for HDR students
I am looking for higher degree research (HDR) students that have a passion for XR technology and computer games including: virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), 3d printing, serious computer games, esports and bring your own (BYOD) mobile smartphone devices. I am looking for HDR students that can challenge themselves, and me, in their pursuit for higher degree learning. If you have an interest in projects related to games, XR or XR education please contact me and we can discuss potential project ideas.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Software Engineering, PhD
Jan 2004 → Oct 2006
Award Date: 30 Oct 2006
Information Technology, Honours (1st class)
Feb 2002 → Dec 2002
Award Date: 11 Apr 2003
Information Technology, Bachelors
Feb 1997 → Dec 1999
Award Date: 14 Apr 2000
Lecturer, Central Queensland University
Feb 2004 → Dec 2009
Lecturer, Griffith University Queensland
Feb 2002 → Dec 2009
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Birt, J. R. & Poyner, D., 12 Apr 2022
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual Products › ProfessionalOpen Access
Fisher, D. P. & Birt, J. R., 4 Apr 2022, In: The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Online Resource › ProfessionalOpen Access
Carpio-Alfsen, R. & Birt, J. R., 7 Jan 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Creative Industries Journal. 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Birt, J. R., Vasilevski, N., Post, G. & Tijms, V., 7 Oct 2021.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › ResearchOpen Access
Vasilevski, N. & Birt, J. R., 4 Nov 2021, p. 48. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › ResearchOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D) Journal Research Board (External organisation)
James Birt (Board Member)2022 → 2024
Activity: Membership › Committees, Boards and Panelists
James Birt (Participant)9 Mar 2022 → 24 Mar 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in a conference, workshop, ... › Other
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