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LSRI Announces International Collaboration Course That Focuses on Designing Technologies for Learning

International Collaboration Course

The PhD program in Learning Sciences is excited to announce a new course, LSRC 594, an international collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, in Mexico City.

Called "Designing Technologies for Learning: Interaction and Embodiment in Space and Time," instruction will be in collaboration with design students and faculty members from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana  and the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) in Chicago. The goal is to develop discussions and collaborative projects and productive feedback from disciplines in the learning sciences and design.

"We will explore how mixed reality (XR) technologies can be used to support learning and enhance learning environments," says instructor Brenda Lopez.

Lopez notes that students in this class will learn a hands-on approach to design technologies, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and how to support productive collaborations between programmers, designers and educators. She stresses it is not a programming course, and it is open to students from diverse backgrounds.