Future of Education for Virtual and Augmented Reality (FEVAR) 

FEVAR is a special interest group that brings together students and faculty with a common interest in the potential for enhancing education and training through Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (commonly called XR). The group connects participants with new opportunities, shares knowledge, and serves to create transdisciplinary partnerships in research.

Chair: Dr. Mina C. Johnson Glenberg

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Team members:

Anoosh Kapadia
Mehmet Kosa
Christine Yu
Don Balanzat
Augustine Bennett
Ali Abbas
Ricardo Nieland Zavala
Rebecca Root
Kiana Guarino
Evan Hinsch
Nia Renee-Cooper

Upcoming Meetings:

 All meetings are in Mina Johnson-Glenberg’s ZOOM room


Or Telephone:

             Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

            US: +1 602 753 0140  or +1 720 928 9299      Meeting ID: 536 890 6223

            International numbers available: https://asu.zoom.us/u/keZPeah6U


Wednesday Oct. 6, 2021  1:30PM  

Passcode: sjm&.WM3

Daniel Dyboski-Bryant

Educator and Producer based in the UK. Daniel is a Co-Founder of Educators in VR. Website: http://educatorsinvr.com/. He will speak broadly on issues relevant to students of VR including:

·       Vision for Borderless Classroom

·       Need to Train the Trainers and more resources for that 

·       Careers in VR

·       Background & Mission of Virtual World Society and XR for Good.


Wednesday Oct. 20 2021   3:00 PM (later in day)

 “The Godmother of VR” - Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña is the new program director of ASU’s Center for Emerging Media and Narrative, where she leads a research and graduate program with a focus on new narratives in the areas of arts, culture, and nonfiction. She comes to ASU’s new Los Angeles-based center (a joint undertaking by The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) with more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning writer, director and producer in virtual, augmented and extended reality, film, print and television.

Replay of talk:  https://asu.zoom.us/rec/share/3EO6E3KO7DhlanZ5MrZgbkjywVbxKk9hYXinN2l5QbuzTjBmNzUiAXXHwc6B5xWh.lWF_ng4jeVfaGPs3

PW: CMA+1Q73


Wednesday Oct. 27 1:30 PM

Dennis Bonilla

Dennis "Fox" Bonilla is the Chief Technology Officer for Baltu Technologies https://baltutech.com/, Immersive Media Systems advisor for the XR Safety Initiative, and adjunct faculty at Arizona State University. At Baltu, Mr. Bonilla oversees the development of a platform to dramatically reduce training time for the future workforce. At the XR Safety Initiative Fox provides insight and guidance regarding XR industry best practices and currently co-chairs the XRSI Privacy Framework v1.1 working group. Serving as adjunct faculty in the school of Arts, Media, and Engineering at ASU, Mr. Bonilla instructs students on how to develop interactive systems to create joy, develop community, and better understand the world around them. With 20 years of experience, Fox has helped create data visualization software and decision support systems for NASA and other U.S. agencies and served in roles supporting committees advising U.S. President Barack Obama about options for future human space flight.

Topic: Cognitive Load: Volumetric Playback in VR