Broadening Blended Learning Via XR: A Case for Another Modality
Abstract: Extended reality integrated into educational settings is not merely implementing new technology. In this paper, we will review and demonstrate our methods, issues/solutions, best practices, and lessons learned when implementing augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality in blended teaching and learning at the University of Central Florida. Ethical considerations, investment (on many levels), start-up logistics, best practices, and literature reviews are critical facets of implementation and will be shared. Ideas and strategies for piloting and adoption are presented as well, but more important, tips and ideas from practitioners on their experiences, concerns, and motivation going forward will be conducted.