LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP ANNOUNCED
Immersive Education Initiative Expands Library Group to include Museums
BOSTON, MA - March 14, 2013 - The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that its Library Technology Working Group (LIB.TWG) has expanded to include museums, forming the Libraries and Museums Technology Working Group (LAM.TWG). The newly expanded group is responsible for defining, implementing, evolving and maintaining applications and open standards related to the provision of library and museum services in the age of Immersive Education.
The new group is chaired by LIB.TWG founder Jerome Yavarkovsky, Boston College University Librarian Emeritus, and Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media and Technology for the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) at the Smithsonian Institution.
The LAM.TWG virtual launch event, scheduled for late March, and upcoming open house gathering are open to the public. Agenda items include:
Details on how to participate, along with the full launch event agenda and early access to the group's charter, are available through the LAM.TWG email list (join LAM.TWG here).
Boston College will host iED 2013 from June 03-06 through the Woods College of Advancing Studies.
iED Summits provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning and training technologies, platforms, best practices and techniques.
Speakers at iED Summits have included faculty, researchers, and administrators from Boston College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT and MIT Media Lab), The Smithsonian, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), U.S. Department of Education (ED), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Stanford University, Cornell University, Amherst College, Duke University, Oracle Corporation, Turner Broadcasting, Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), University of Oulu (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD; France), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of Essex (UK), University of Vienna (Austria), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Brazil) and many more world-class organizations.
iED 2013 Topics of Interest
iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, administrators and business leaders. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions, workshops and demonstrations that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning and training platforms, technologies and cutting-edge research from around the world. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, virtual reality, learning games, simulations, and related teaching and training tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.
The world's leading experts in virtual worlds, learning games, simulations, and virtual reality convene June 03-06 in Boston, USA, for the 8th Immersive Education Summit.
Topics of interest for iED 2013 include, but are not limited to, the following:
March 15th is the abstract deadline for general sessions, and April 15th is the abstract deadline for outliers. Deadlines and submission details are available on the official iED Summit website at http://summit.ImmersiveEducation.org
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.
About Immersive Education
Immersive learning and immersive teaching ("Immersive Education") are enabled by the Media Grid.
About the Media Grid
The Grid Institute leads the design and development of the global Media Grid through the MediaGrid.org open standards organization in collaboration with industry, academia, and governments from around the world.