Stamps Assistant Professor of Art and Design with a focus on Anti-Racism by Design Dr. Emilia Yang gave the keynote “XR for Collectivizing Memory in the Search for Justice” at the conference The Inclusive Campus of the Future: DEI, Extended Reality and Student Success in Minority-Serving Institutions, held at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
FIU’s Immersive Learning in Extended Reality Lab (ILXR) Lab convened influential thinkers for one of the first conferences/workshops to address collectively this unique group of thought areas in higher education — the combination of which will reshape the future of both higher education and technology. The conference and workshop explored how diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that develop the sense of belonging, respond to enhanced understandings of identity made possible through new technologies and learning environments.
The conveners examined and shared how extended reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, and other digital tools) can together reshape higher educational environments and support student acquisition of necessary 21C skills in support of their success.
This conference was made possible with Signature Sponsorship of HP and by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Collaborating areas included the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Institute of Environment, and the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts.