Keely Canniff Speaker at American Library Association RUSA

Keely Canniff, Educators in VR Team Leader for the Virtual Schooling team, will be a guest speaker for the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) of The American Library Association on April 14 presenting “Level Up: Tools and Tips for More Engaging Online Learning.”

Keely will be joined by Christina Jones, Education Librarian and Head of the Education Library at Indiana University Bloomington, and Kara Van Abel, Liaison to the Collat School of Business for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They will be discussion how navigating the library environment has changed during the pandemic, and how libraries have turned to technological partnerships and tools to connect with their communities. They will discuss the emergency technologies including XR/VR as learning environments such as with Mozilla Hubs and the use of green screen video tutorials, etc.

This is a great webinar for those who wish to expand online learning object skills and explore the potential XR technology has to offer. The event has a fee that ranges from USD $45 to $77 and will be hosted on Zoom.

Educators in VR Virtual Schooling Social.

Keely is an extended reality specialist and leader in immersive education, virtual and remote learning and education, and virtual world building of educational and social environments.

Educators in VR Virtual Schooling Team Project.Last fall she launched a series called “Bring It Home” for the EDVR Virtual Schooling Team Project with topics related to home education to help students and parents manage and improve enthusiasm for home and distance learning.

She also co-authored the popular article on Google Poly alternatives after Google announced they were closing the project down, making it a challenge for educators, students, museums, libraries, and others to store and share their low poly 3D models. Her work as a software developer, game designers, project manager, and educational technology creator. She works as the Digital Project Manager for the University of the Pacific and has a long history in immersive technology studies and work. She was just accepted into a doctoral program and we know she will disrupt education for years to come.


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