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Educators in VR is An open, global, cross-platform community of educators, researchers, and trainers exploring and collaborating with and in virtual and augmented reality. Educators in VR is the connective tissue between academia and businesses in the VR education industry. Our members come from around the world including Canada, UK, United States, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, UAE, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Educators in VR is dedicated to providing educational events, trainings, and workshops for educators and learners to prepare them for the future of spatial technologies in education. We offer weekly workshops, socials, and special events in AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, and other platforms featuring key educators, trainers, and developers in VR, AR, XR, and MR technology and education.
In development are programs to expand Educators in VR into a training and partnership program to provide certification for VR instruction, consulting regional representatives to provide training and consultation on VR education, funding, and partnerships, a partnership and affiliate programs connecting educators and academia with corporate partners, corporate training programs, and opportunities for educators well-versed and experienced in immersive education to offer curriculum packages and kits for sharing or sale through our Educators in VR store, coming soon.
|Genuinely never witnessed so much energy behind the organisation of an event as the upcoming @EducatorsVR International Summit. Phenomenal. Textbook delegation of tasks, top-drawer training and continually-updated cloud files with instructions for organisers, speakers, mods & volunteers.
Michael McDonald, GoldLotus, Ltd.
We have many ideas flowing on how to bring together educators, researchers, trainers, and businesses to build bridges toward the future of immersive education. Join us. It’s free and open to educators, learners, researchers, trainers, and institutions with a vested interest in the virtual world.
Join our Educators in VR Discord group, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for information on meetups and how to become more involved. Consider subscribing to our Educators in VR event subscription channel to receive regular reminders of upcoming events there. We publish member brags and news you can use about virtual reality in education across the entire spectrum of usage from childhood education to health and science to corporate.
Educators in VR Team Projects are lead by experts in their field of study and interest and are designed to bring together others passionate about these topics and the spatial technologies and industries represented. We have team projects on language learning arts, virtual coaching and self-development, math, science, cultural heritage preservation, and so much more. We’d love for you to be involved and maybe lead your own team project.
Consider joining one of our many team projects, and if you have the time, consider becoming a volunteer and support Educators in VR activities and events. If you would like to present at one of our weekly workshops, please submit your speaker’s proposal to us. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us or connect with one of our many social media channels.
If you would like to attend one of our events and don’t have a VR device, or not sure if the one you have will work, don’t worry. We have you covered with our guide on How to Attend an Educators in VR Event.
Join our Educators in VR Discord group, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for information on workshops and how to become more involved. Consider subscribing to our Educators in VR event subscription channel to receive regular reminders of upcoming events there. We publish member brags and news you can use about virtual reality in education across the entire spectrum of usage from childhood education to health and science to corporate.
Media and Event Coverage
- VR Takes the Stage as Conferences Cancel – Forbes
- Voices of VR Podcast with Kent Bye – Educators in VR – Meetups and Virtual Conferences
- 2020 Educators in VR International Summit February 17–22, 2020 in Social VR: AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, rumii, Hubs and Somnium Space – Medium by Andy Fidel
- HTC Announces First-Ever Virtual Industry Conference In Response To Coronavirus – VRScout
- Lessons Learned from the Educators in VR Conference – Ryan Schultz
- Laval Virtual’s Emerging Worlds Conference, June 2020 – Lorelle VanFossen, co-founder of Educators in VR, presenting on panel of expert virtual conference producers on the impact of VR conferences
- Virtual Reality Platforms for Online Virtual Events in Education — VR/AR Association – The VRARA
- 6 Day Conference Held in Virtual Reality – Suzanne Showcasing VR
- Meeting Up in VR with Educators in VR – CyborNow
- Gearing Up for the 2020 Educators in VR Summit, with Daniel Dyboski-Bryant and Lorelle VanFossen – XR for Learning Podcast
- @AndyFidel and the #2020EdinVr Educators in VR International Summit Launch – Threader
- Press release: iLRN partners with Educators in VR to host the 6th Annual iLRN Conference fully online in virtual reality, June 21–25, 2020 – Immersive Learning Research Network
- Learning to samba and other takeaways from my first virtual research conference, iLRN 2020 (produced by Educators in VR) – LinkedIn
- Could the convergence of Mixed Reality, Robots and Social Networks be the future of hybrid attendance and participation in conferences and other gathering events? – IEEE Future Directions
- Getting Social with VR Education – VR Focus
- Educators in VR Speaking at AWE 2019
- Educators in VR Featured on AltspaceVR Community Spotlight
- Educators in VR meets VCARA – Virtual Worlds in Education
- VRX2019 Conference – Amsterdam
- Educators in VR Meetup in Altspace by The Virtual Reality Podcast
- Educators in VR Conference 2020 – The Virtual Reality Podcast
- Michael Zhang on Twitter: The Impact of the 2020 Educators in VR International Summit
- A Real Conference in a Virtual World – LinkedIn
- Educators in VR and Virtual World Society Announce UniVirtual Experience 2021 Explore Education in Immersive Technology – PressWire
- Exploring XR Potential with Homeschooling and Remote Learning
- Metaverse moderation: I was a virtual reality bouncer – Slate
The Educators in VR Team
Daniel is a lifelong educator from a family of educators and speaks 5 languages. He is a trainer, speaker and consultant of VR in Education with clients including schools, colleges, universities, design teams, training companies, councils and private individuals.
Daniel Dyboski-Bryant co-founded Educators in VR with Lorelle VanFossen, an open global, cross-platform network of learners, teachers, trainers, and researchers learning to integrate XR technology into education and business. Daniel is also the Executive Director for the Virtual World Society, founded by Dr. Tom Furness with the goal of using virtual reality for good and improving the life and educational opportunities across the globe.
Daniel was also a team member of ENGAGE XR, Project Lead for Exploring VR in Further Education, Remote Learning and Language, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Lecturer, and Trainer at Coleg Llandrillo, Grwp Llandrillo-Menaia in North Wales UK, as well as honored with the 2019 INSPIRE Award for Best Tutor in Wales – Adult Community Learning.
Lorelle VanFossen is a keynote, trainer, writer, and consultant on digital storytelling and immersive education. Called a digital evangelist, Lorelle is the co-founder and director of Educators in VR, a membership organization integrating XR immersive technology into education and business at all levels.
Lorelle and her team have produced over 4,000 public and private VR events, trainings, workshops, classes, and conferences to over 40,000 participants. She is also the co-developer of the DEW Concept Model, a framework for selecting and building educational virtual worlds in the metaverse.
Lorelle is also the author and owner of Lorelle on WordPress, and leader and innovator in the social media, digital publishing industry, as well as several books on web publishing, WordPress, and virtual reality, as well as living life on the road as a pioneer digital nomad.