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World's leading immersive learning experts and practitioners convene May 13-15 in Boston
BOSTON, MA - October 20, 2010 - The Immersive Education Initiative today opened early registration for iED SUMMIT 2011 ("iED 2011"). Boston College will host the three-day iED Summit from May 13-15 through special arrangement with the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College. Early registration, and associated individual and group discounts, will close this December.
Speakers at past iED Summits have included faculty, researchers, and administrators from The Grid Institute, Boston College, Harvard University (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, The Smithsonian Institution, Loyola Marymount University, Stanford University, United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Duke University, Temple University, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Immersive Education High School, Cornell University, Amherst College, Kauffman Foundation, Boston Library Consortium, Montana State University, South Park Elementary School, Boston Media High School, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, Open Wonderland Foundation, realXtend (Finland), The MOFET Institute (Israel), University of Aizu (Japan), Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Essex (UK), Coventry University (UK), Giunti Labs (Italy) and European Learning Industry Group, Open University (UK), and more.
iED 2011 Overview
iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning platforms, technologies and cutting-edge research from around the world. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related teaching tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.
The world's leading experts in virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, and mixed/augmented reality convene May 13-15 in Boston for iED 2011. Attendance is open to the global education community.
iED 2011 will feature The Education Grid (TEG), Rocket World, Open Wonderland, realXtend, Open Cobalt, Open Simulator, immersive CAVES, mixed/augmented reality, and freely available open source alternatives to Second Life. Members of the Initiative's open file format, library, psychology, mixed reality, and K-12 (kindergarten through high school) groups will give special presentations and workshops at the Summit.
Papers, Posters, Workshops, Panels, Presentations, Demos and Outliers
Members of the global academic community are invited to submit abstracts for refereed papers, posters, workshops, panels, general presentations, demos, and outliers (novel late-breaking research and technology).
Details, deadlines and submission instructions are available through the official iED Summit website.
Thousands of Members Worldwide
The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality and game-based learning and training systems. Thousands of faculty, teachers, researchers, staff, administrators and students are members of the Immersive Education Initiative.
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