Center of Academic Innovation investing in Extended Reality technology

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The Center of Academic Innovation is leading the University’s investment into Extended Reality, XR, technology. Over the next three years, departments will integrate XR into the residential and online experiences of students, faculty, and community members alike.

XR a catch-all term for computer-generated environments and interactions including augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. This technology is already being used in film and radiology classes and will continue to spread into other fields as new partnerships across campus form.

“Michigan combines its public mission with a commitment to research excellence and innovation in education to explore how XR will change the way we teach and learn from the university of the future,” Jeremy Nelson, new director of the XR Initiative in the Center for Academic Innovation, said.

Author: Mona Beydoun, ITS Communications

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