Virtual Reality

Tech Back the Future:

Understanding the Role of AR, VR, AI, IOT, & VP in Higher Education

Beth Ritter-Guth, DeSales University


The world of emerging technology can be complex. What is the difference between 2D Virtual Reality and Immersive/Social Virtual Reality? What is Augmented Reality? What is a Mash Up between AR and VR? What is Artificial Intelligence, and can that be used in any classroom or just in STEM classes? What is the Internet of Things? What is Voice technology? This interactive session will provide answers and examples of all of these technologies and discuss their use in higher education.


Augmented Reality Tools

Augmented Reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.

Key Terms/Tags:

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Voice Technology

Directions for Augmented/Virtual Reality

  1. Determine an augmented reality tool that suits your students, course work, and campus requirements.
  2. Meet with your campus’s Instructional Technologists to learn more about tools and software available at your institution.