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Date: Monday, November 18th
Time: 4:15pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Plaza Meeting Room P7


Presenter(s): Simon McIntyre, UNSW Art & Design, Australia
Teresa Crea, Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance (APSA), Australia

Description: 30 word summary This panel brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss the challenges facing education in the context of the increasing adoption of immersive and interactive technologies in industry. 300 word abstract This panel brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss the challenges facing education today due to rapidly evolving technologies. How do we produce work ready graduates in a world where immersive and interactive technologies are constantly changing industry practices? Visualisation, simulation, and immersive environments are increasingly driving a transition from historical working models towards more agile and adaptable practices. Industry needs bespoke and flexible training strategies to ensure they are future ready and capable of meeting the growing demand for, and convergence of, immersive practices. Industry and UNSW academic panellists will highlight examples of effective uses of the latest interactive and immersive media in training, discuss the implications for future education and upskilling of our current and future workforce, explore the advantages of a human-centric design approach, and consider the development of new models for education to meet these demands. As a member of the audience, you will also have the opportunity to share your experiences and offer ideas for your ideal vision of education 4.0.


Presenter(s): Rebecca Cunningham, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Matt Estela, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Andrew Burrell, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Teigan Kolloshe, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ashley England, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Katie Duncan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Description: This event will be for educators and communicators using XR for educational outcomes. Instances will be shared from existing educational uses and outputs of XR with worked examples from the University of Technology Sydney. This session will be set up in a participatory workshop style, allowing participants to share examples of their work in the education and communication sector, including specific challenges and opportunities. The meeting space should allow small group discussion around tables (approximately 40 people). The session will end with discussion regarding the utility of developing shared coursework / communication resources on the Australian Education XR portal.


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