Washington, D.C. – The XR Association is proud to announce the release of the education-focused mini-series, “XR in the Classroom,” as part of the Immersive Insights podcast. The episode is available for streaming on all major platforms. This first episode in the mini-series is hosted by XRA’s Senior Vice President of Research and Best Practices, Stephanie Montgomery, who is joined by Tommy Truong, President of Great Lakes Reality Labs, Ashleigh Moro, a special education transition teacher certified in cognitive impairments, autism-spectrum disorders and secondary English, and Jenna Kogut, an instruction coach in special education working on supporting teachers to more effectively support students and their individual needs.
“At XRA, we believe it is vital to raise up the voices of teachers, schools and organizations who are using XR technologies to educate our youth,” said Stephanie Montgomery, SVP, Research and Best practices. “We know that XR technology can enhance learning in meaningful ways and that today’s students will be encountering this technology at work and at play in the future. We are pleased to launch this podcast series exploring the use of XR in the classroom.”
In this episode, all three guests share their unique perspectives on the benefits and challenges of utilizing XR technology in the classroom. They also explore the need for accessibility and equity in XR educational tools, ensuring that all users can effectively adopt this technology.
Moro discussed the positive outcomes of utilizing XR in classrooms, specifically around tailoring content to students to make learning more fun.
“Be ready for the unexpected positive consequences that come from using XR. There’s so much room to teach a lesson that you didn’t really go into it expecting to teach with. So, the technique is to have fun with it. Use it for all of Its purposes, not just the one that the developers pitch to us,” said Ashleigh Moro. “We can do so much more with it, and it can go so much further, and make your classroom a much more enjoyable place, especially when we’re teaching concepts that might not be as much fun.”
Listeners can tune into Immersive Insights on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and TuneIn to learn about how immersive technology can transform traditional learning and its ability to better engage students in the classroom.