MiXR Studios Podcast: Virtual Clinical simulations and Getting Under the Skin with guest Michelle Aebersold

In this week’s MiXR Studios podcast, we learn about nursing simulations and the roots of extended reality (XR) from Second Life. We talk with Michelle Aebersold, a clinical professor of nursing at the University of Michigan to learn more about her journey into XR. Michelle has been building interactive multi-user simulations at the School of Nursing starting with Second Life and continuing today…

Virtual Clinical Simulations and Getting Under the Skin

In this week’s MiXR Studios podcast, we learn about nursing simulations and the roots of XR from Second Life. We talk with Michelle Aebersold, a clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan to learn more about her journey into XR. Michelle has been building interactive multi-user simulations at the School of Nursing from Second Life through to VR today.

‘Family is my lifeline’: Priscilla Nuñez on losing family members and finding purpose

Looking for help with grief, perseverance and growth, Priscilla Nuñez found the "Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life: Living for What Matters Most" online course Priscilla Nuñez, right, with Yvonne Matos Sean Corp, Content Strategist Michigan Online recently passed 10 million enrollments. To honor that milestone, we are telling the stories of Michigan Online’s lifelong learners. Everyone…

Laying the Foundation for a Resilient Teaching Community

This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed on May 27, 2020.  Rebecca Quintana, Learning Experience Design Lead, Center for Academic Innovation @rebquintana James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Founding Executive Director, Center for Academic Innovation  @DeVaneyGoBlue Times of crisis are disorienting, and some crises lead to more extended periods…

Good with Words Event Series – Optimal Level of Advocacy (Virtual)

Figuring out the optimal level of advocacy can be tricky, whether you are putting together a legal brief, a grant application, or any other document that requires communicating clearly and compellingly. You don't want to oversell your case or cause. But you don't want to undersell it either. To get some tips on how to find your own sweet spot of persuasion, join Professor Patrick Barry of the…

A Virtual Journey Exploring Pride

Pride Teach-Out begins June 1 Roman Christiaens, Assistant Director for Learning and Development, Spectrum Center Mark Chung Kwan Fan, Assistant Director for Engagement, Spectrum Center Beginning in the U.S. in the late 60s and early 70s, Pride was a radical claiming of space, self-affirmation, and dignity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) communities. Over the past…

MiXR Studios Podcast: XR Interactions and Hand Interfaces with guest Talal Alothman

Jeremy Nelson, Director of XR Initiative In this week’s MiXR Studios podcast, we explore XR development in the College of Engineering. We talk with Talal Alothman, an XR developer at the University of Michigan, to learn more about the projects he is working on and his interest in creating VR interactions and hand interfaces. Talal has been instrumental in the early shaping of the XR Initiative…

XR Interactions and Hand Interfaces

In this episode we talk with Talal Alothman, an XR Developer at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering. We hear about Talal's work with faculty and his research and experience creating better interactions and interfaces for hand gestures.

Immersive teaching symposium explores XR’s potential to connect students in online teaching

Virtual Hybrid Immersive Teaching Symposium will be held May 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. via Zoom Parnia Mazhar, Communications Student Fellow During these unprecedented times, traditional methods of education have shifted to an online format at an unprecedented rate. To explore this transition and discuss the future of online education, the Center for Academic Innovation is hosting a virtual…