Welcome to the Extended REALity for Learning (xREAL) Lab with Information Technology Services!
xREAL is an interdisciplinary technology innovation hub that brings together faculty, students, and staff to imagine and design immersive learning experiences with augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, and machine learning technologies.
Our mission is to:
- research new ways to use educational extended reality (XR) and machine learning (ML) for student success;
- design and assess impactful educational experiences with bleeding-edge technologies; and,
- build connections between the campus and other academic, industry, and community partners to create learning experiences for the public good.
Each year, our Lab works with faculty fellows and undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines to provide a vision for future teaching and learning, mentorship and hands-on experience for the students, and a sustainable infrastructure for innovation for the larger campus community.
Dr. Mihaela Popescu
Faculty Director and xREAL Co-founder
Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Assistant Director of xREAL
Assistant Director with Academic Technologies & Innovation
Learning Experience Designer
Instructional Technologist with Academic Technologies & Innovation
Lead VR Programmer
Programmer with Academic Technologies & Innovation
Lab Administrative Assistant
ASA with Academic Technologies & Innovation
Prof. Kurt Collins
R & D Fellow and xREAL Co-founder
Professor, Dept. of Art & Design
Dr. Fadi Muheidat
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof. Robert ("Rob") Ray
Department of Art & Design
Prof. Kristi Papailler
Dept. of Theatre Arts
Dr. Codi Lazar
Dept. of Geological Sciences
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