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Extended Reality for Education and Research in Academia

Let’s connect and exchange!

XR ERA aims to bring people from education, research and industry together, both online and offline. We want to stimulate the sharing of XR knowledge and applications, to drive community development.

Ultimately, XR ERA aims to enhance education and research in academia by making use of what XR has to offer.

XR ERA is founded by Leiden University, Centre for Innovation.

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XR ERA is an open, independent platform. Do you work in education, research, or is your work is strongly affiliated with either of these disciplines? Whether you’re an XR veteran or just a curious newbie, you’re welcome to join us!

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Our latest articles

This collection is curated by the XR ERA team. The network around XR ERA contributes their insights to the platform. These articles range from philosophical questions to practical applications. We invite you to share your own insights with us!

Immersive Language Learning

Immersive Language Learning

Let’s imagine how XR could help us learn a new language: I put on my VR headset and can immediately connect to multiple virtual learning environments. As I browse through the options, I decide to transport myself to Paris for some virtual groceries with my artificial intelligence assistant.

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Responsible use of XR in the academic field

Responsible use of XR in the academic field

Recent research has shown that anonymising biometric data generated by VR headsets is almost impossible. Using 95 data points, the researchers were able to identify individuals with a 90% accuracy...

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XR stands for ‘eXtended Reality’, which encompasses all combinations of real and virtual environments. The most prominent examples included Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), but who knows what the future might bring. The ‘X’ leaves this definition open to future technologies.

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