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Masterclass: Extended Reality (XR) in the Classroom


Video: 29 min 45 sec

Join Associate Professor Michael Cowling from CQ University in Australia for a crash course on extended reality and its use in the classroom. You will be introduced to the basics of extended reality, and the differences between virtual, augmented and mixed reality via the virtuality continuum. This class includes practical examples of how this innovative technology can enhance teaching practices, based on Associate Professor Cowling’s extensive educational technology research and teacher professional development experience.


The way we teach continues to be transformed by the global technology revolution, join me as I shine a light on the power of extended reality


Associate Professor Michael CowlingAcademic Presenter: Associate Professor Michael Cowling
College of Information & Communication Technology
CQUniversity Australia

Associate Professor Michael Cowling (sometimes known as Professor Tech) has been a leader in educational technology and technology in society for over 20 years. He is currently an Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at CQUniversity Australia and was the 2020 recipient of the Universities Australia AAUT Award for Teaching Excellence (Physical Sciences). He founded The CREATE Lab, where he leads collaborative research and engagement around technology and education. He is an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, and an Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Community Fellow. Tens of thousands of academics, teachers, and students from kindergarten to doctoral level have learned directly and indirectly from him, through his award-winning workshop series ‘Weaving Technology into the Fabric of the Classroom’ training hundreds of educators, and his CSIRO-supported ‘Professor Tech’ program engaging hundreds of students in K-12 schools - all whilst delivering his mantra of 'pedagogy before technology'.

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