Information Technology Office and Biggio Center Present New Funding Opportunity and Fall Workshop for AUX Faculty: Immersive Learning Experiences

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The Office of Information Technology, or OIT, and the Biggio Center are delighted to announce a funding opportunity and faculty workshop, AUX: Immersive learning experiences. The collaborative team is calling for faculty proposals to implement innovative technology, including augmented and virtual reality, to transform the teaching and learning experiences of Auburn students.

Last year, the ILO and the Biggio Center created a new funding opportunity for improving teaching and learning in Auburn, known as “Student Learning Through Immersive Virtual Experiences”. Substantial interest and participation in this grant resulted in six faculty projects receiving full funding. Due to the remarkable success and participation of teachers, the ILO and the Biggio Center have continued this effort and are offering a workshop for teachers as well as the second round of grant opportunities.

Professors are encouraged to identify prospects for greater engagement and better learning outcomes from immersive learning experiences. Proposal submissions will be accepted until January 23 using the Qualtrics-based app.

To facilitate questions, ideas and information about this opportunity, OIT and Biggio Center are hosting two walk-in briefings via Zoom. Sessions will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. and Friday, October 21 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Faculty (or faculty teams) are invited 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 immersive technologies to large audiences, create repeatable processes for content creation and deployment, or develop research to increase understanding of the effectiveness of extended reality in education.

Please visit the AUX website for more information on projects from early grant recipients and to submit your proposal for consideration.