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.
We meet monthly in AltspaceVR and host a variety of educational workshops on VR/AR/XR and spatial technology educational topics.
We have a popular and active Discord channel, Educators in VR, with discussions on using VR technology in education. Our members share extensive research articles and data on the evolving technology of virtual reality, from the device technology to usage in the classroom and industry.
In development are the following 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.
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.
To Attend an Educators in VR Meetup
Educators in VR meet regularly in AltspaceVR, a free social virtual reality platform with event and training spaces and a fantastic open community. You may attend as a guest or member using the free AltspaceVR mobile app or 2D version.
AltspaceVR maybe downloaded and installed from its website download list, or through Google Play for Samsung Gear, in the Steam Store for HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Rift, and Oculus store for Go and sideloaded onto Quest (available in Oculus store soon). A quality headset and microphone is highly recommended for Oculus Go and Quest users.
If you do not have a VR device, you may also install the mobile version for use on your Android phone or tablet, or the desktop computer version for 2D access. A headset and microphone (quality earbuds acceptable) is required to participate. Otherwise please stay muted during the event as the background noise and echoes can be disruptive.
For more information on accessing and installing AltspaceVR, check out their download web page.
Media and Event Coverage
- 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 w/ Altspace by The Virtual Reality Podcast
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 Van Fossen, an open global, cross-platform network of learners, teachers, trainers, and researchers meeting, learning and collaborating in and with VR. They are developing programs and projects to democratize education using virtual reality through partnerships, sponsorships, and grant programs world-wide.
In his daytime job Daniel is a VR and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Lecturer and Trainer Coleg Menai in North Wales UK where he leads the “Exploring VR in Education and Languages” project as well as the college’s cross-department VR Working Group.
Daniel is married with three kids and lives in Bangor, North Wales, UK. He loves the sun, skateboarding, travelling, soul, funk, rap and especially the early Red Hot Chili Peppers and just to stay balanced he sits, breathes and watches the world and his mind go by for stretches of time.
Currently, Daniel is stuck inside VR and can’t get out. Please send a search party!
Lorelle VanFossen is a keynote, trainer, writer, and consultant on web writing, digital storytelling, content curation, social media, and blogging, especially working with WordPress and virtual reality. Called a digital evangelist, on Lorelle on WordPress she writes and teaches more than you may want to know about how all this social publishing business stuff works.
Lorelle offers training programs on digital storytelling and web publishing for a variety of businesses, schools, universities, associations, non-profits, and government agencies globally, in person and virtually.
Lorelle doesn’t stop at in-person or even online workshops and webinars. She has conquered virtual reality, teaching over 250 classes, workshops, and events in AltspaceVR, the popular virtual reality social platform, presenting programs on creative writing, VR training, and family history. She is a founding member of the Educators in VR meetup in AltspaceVR. She built the first museum in Altspace, the Family History Museum, and has built worlds and hosted events that attract hundreds of visitors and participants.
Lorelle co-founded Educators in VR with Daniel Dyboski-Bryant, an open global, cross-platform network of learners, teachers, trainers, and researchers meeting, learning and collaborating in and with VR. They are developing programs and projects to democratize education using virtual reality through partnership, sponsorships, and grant programs world-wide.