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2019-20 Expert Panel Activities

Socio emotional learning

Social emotional skills are shown to be as important as cognitive skills for academic, professional e personal success. They have recently gained attention and schools are looking for solutions to improve students’ social emotional skills. Given the VR and AR potential to elicit emotions and the restrictions to scale face to face interactions that enhance socio emotional skills – usually done using role playing or groups discussions – VR and AR are a great addition to help students develop these so important skills.

Define the need/opportunity if it has not been defined yet OR expand on the current definition if you believe that is necessary. Learner-, context-, and/or situation-specific conditions may be relevant here.

Illuminate any concrete examples of the need/opportunity in action.

Align effective pedagogies with XR and immersive learning technology usage that, in tandem, can fulfill the need/opportunity.

Imagine the possibilities for the future of learning, teaching, training, and/or scholarship if XR and immersive learning technologies are applied effectively in service of fulfilling the need/opportunity.

Scan any relevant literature you are aware of that relates to the need/opportunity; what are the most pressing overall themes you observe from the literature? (Share any direct URLs.)

Ask any questions that are critical for addressing in order to fulfill the need/opportunity.