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Stephen Downes

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The first of these is a VR lab from KU Leuven where "students can walk through basic safety instructions and answer multiple choice questions that pop up on the screen"; the second is a Highly Adaptable Hybrid Study Room at the University of Amsterdam, which is basically a physical space with a lot of plugs; and the third is a "green screen on steroids" at the University of Michigan, specifically, "The screens in the studio are composed of 187 LED panels including on the floor which allows for the presenter to be 'immersed' in the virtual space." My overall reaction is 'meh'. No doubt they represent a lot of work and innovation, but I don't really see any of them as advancing our thinking on the use of digital technology in education.

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