XR Digital Twins in Higher Ed
Join a panel of higher education technologists to explore the use cases of digital 3D twins of campus spaces in virtual reality environments
University and college technology leaders are starting to explore the extended reality (XR) Metaverse through use of XR digital twins of campus spaces . These replicas spaces are accessible to faculty and students with virtual reality (VR) headsets and 2D VR software. In this session leaders from Columbia University, Madison College and University of Maryland Global Campus will help us differentiate the hype from real use cases, and better understand the possibilities of these technologies to create the campus of the future.
Dan Mintz serves as the Department Chair for IT Technology within the School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Dan is a former Federal 100 winner and is a speaker at conferences and events on the impact of technology, and management challenges in Government and commercial organizations, and cyber-security issues.
Carly K. Brady, Manager of Academic Technology, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Madison College. Carly has been leading virtual reality initiatives and strategy since 2018. From classroom technology to simulation and VR, Carly is an advocate and leader for faculty utilizing technology to enhance their student’s learning and experience at Madison College.
Parixit Davé, Director of Emerging Technologies at Columbia University. He is passionate about putting cutting-edge tech in the hands of faculty, researchers, and students so they can push the envelope of education and research.
Colleen Bielitz is Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach at Southern Connecticut State University and is driven by the United Nations SDGs. She provides leadership and direction in the guidance, development and implementation of strategic initiatives related to new and ongoing non-curricular initiatives, outreach, and external partnerships both locally and globally.
Randall Rode is Director of Campus IT Partner Relationship and Development at Yale University and serves at project director for Yale’s Blended Reality research project, providing XR resources and expertise for Yale researchers.