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Monday, June 17 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
The Education Market: VR’s Best Hope?

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For years, experts have been predicting that immersive technologies like AR and VR are on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream market. But despite the dazzling experiences that users may encounter when they first try a VR headset, industry reports suggest there continue to be signs of instability in the hardware marketplace, and that consumer demand hasn’t been as strong as anticipated. Perhaps the classroom is where AR and VR will really shine.
 
Children are enthusiastic about AR and VR, and teachers have expressed greater engagement around lessons that incorporate immersive media. But is it safe? How are these technologies being deployed in the classroom – are teachers receiving the training and support they need to implement successful lessons? What happens when the novelty wears off? And as AR and VR continue to gain traction in the education marketplace, how can we ensure equitable access to these learning experiences for all students?

Moderators
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David Kleeman

SVP, Global Trends, Dubit
Strategist, analyst, connector — David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, child-friendly practices for 30+ years. He is SVP, Global Trends for strategy/research consultancy and digital studio Dubit.David is passionate about media’s potential... Read More →

Speakers
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Brooke Morrill

Director of Education, Schell Games
Brooke Morrill, Ph.D., is the Director of Education at Schell Games where she uses her expertise in behavioral science, psychology, and research to bolster the impact of and engagement in the company’s transformational games. She also identifies and secures project funding in both... Read More →
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S. Craig Watkins

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
S. Craig Watkins is the Founding Director of the Institute for Media Innovation (IMI) and the incoming Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor in the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. An internationally recognized expert in media, Watkins is the author... Read More →
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Michael Preston

Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Michael Preston, PhD is the Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a research and innovation lab that works to advance children's learning and health in the digital age. Previously he led K-12 computer science efforts at CSforALL and CSNYC, digital learning... Read More →
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Dr. Bruce Homer

Associate Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Bruce D. Homer is Associate Professor and Executive Officer (Chair) of Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where directs the Child Interactive Learning and Development (CHILD) Lab. Dr. Homer’s research investigates children’s acquisition... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 105