Welcome to the eLearning Consortium of Colorado’s Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Special Interest Group Blog!
Currently we are working on a proposal for the EdSim Challenge due on January 16, 2017.
Here’s the link to the Federal Register’s Announcement of Requirements and Registration
for the EdSim Challenge. First Round Submission are due Tuesday January 17, 2017.
The Challenge calls upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century. Successful simulations will pair the engagement of commercial games with rigorous educational content that strengthens academic, technical, and employability skills.
Simulated environments, such as virtual and augmented reality, 3D simulations, and multiplayer video games, are emerging approaches to deliver educational content. Research indicates that simulation-based learning provides students with enriched experiences in information retention, engagement, skills acquisition, and learning outcomes.
Finalist Selection Criteria include
- Learning Outcomes
- Implementation Strategy
- Scalability and Expansion