OIT and Biggio Center invites faculty proposals for AUX: Immersive Learning Experiences Grant

Published: November 07, 2022

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Following the exceptionally successful workshop hosted by the Office of Information Technology, or OIT, and the Biggio Center, we are excited to invite faculty members a second opportunity to submit proposals that advance multi-course or multi-disciplinary learning and teaching, create innovative learning experiences with augmented or virtual reality, equitably increase access to immersive technologies to a broad audience, create repeatable processes for content creation and deployment, or develop research to increase understanding the effectiveness of extended reality in education.

During the workshop, Jamy Wheless, adjunct professor at Auburn University and CEO of Animation Director for IGNITE Animation Studios, highlighted how his Auburn education prepared him for a prosperous career beyond the university.

Six Auburn faculty who previously received grants to introduce immersive technologies into their courses presented their projects and offered hands-on demonstrations. Attendees also had the opportunity to discuss immersive learning experiences with Mark Collins, distinguished lecturer of marketing at the University of Tennessee, and Jonathan Rule, professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, further highlighting the multidisciplinary application to transform teaching and learning experiences for Auburn students.

Faculty are encouraged to identify prospects for greater engagement and enhanced learning outcomes from immersive learning experiences. Proposal submissions will be accepted through Jan. 23 using the Qualtrics-based application.

Faculty interested in refining their ideas prior to proposal submission may reach out to Asim Ali at asim@auburn.edu. Please visit the AUX website for more information regarding the first grant recipient projects, and to submit your proposal for consideration.