[Air-L] Fwd: Invitation to Join iLRN: A New Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Network to Study, Design, and Showcase Immersive Learning.

Beatrice Hasler hbeatrice at idc.ac.il
Fri Jul 18 03:01:48 PDT 2014

Dear all

I'm forwarding the announcement of the newly founded Immersive Learning
Research Network.

All the best,

Beatrice Hasler

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From: Immersive Learning Research Network <immersivelrn at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Subject: Invitation to Join iLRN: A New Interdisciplinary Collaborative
Research Network to Study, Design, and Showcase Immersive Learning.
To: Beatrice Hasler <hasler.beatrice at gmail.com>

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*University of Essex, Colchester, England, July 14th, 2014* - An
international group of researchers, learning organizations, and teaching
practitioners announced today the formation of a worldwide
interdisciplinary effort to better define, share, and promote the emergent
and practical means for learning in digitally-enhanced “immersive”
contexts. *The Immersive Learning Research Network
or *iLRN*, invites developers, educators, researchers, and business
professionals working to join and collaborate to develop the scientific,
technical, and applied potential of immersive learning.

iLRN’s founding board of directors note that there has been growing
organizational efforts and innovation focusing on the use of immersive
techniques to situate effective learning experiences dating as far back as
the late 1980’s.  However, they note, a functional infrastructure and means
for researchers to collaborate across the disciplines and around the world
is conspicuously absent. The *Immersive Learning Research Network* aims to
fill that gap by promoting an open interdisciplinary research agenda,
global forums, and a comprehensive scholarly toolset for those seriously
involved in producing and understanding immersive learning experiences.
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In addition to offering *free membership* to professionals who join before
the July 2015 First iLRN Annual Meeting, the new research network is
acquiring key partnerships with organizations and institutions with
complementary missions.  Of this capacity, *Dr. Amy Cheney, Chair of The
Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning SIG of the American
Educational Research Association* said, “*This is an exciting partnership
opportunity for ARiEL SIG, one potentially of great benefit to our members.
Leveraging the knowledge and capacity of international scholars in
immersive environments to both help define this space and grow the
knowledge base will be an tremendous benefit for all researchers and
practitioners in the field"*.
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To join the Immersive Learning Research Network or find out more about the
planned July 2015 meeting in Prague, CZ and other initiatives, visit

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