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Call for Showcase Presentations

Virtual Teaching: VR, AR, and 360° Video in Higher Education Conference

Submission Deadline: November 22, 2019

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360° video are making the transition from the arcade and the playroom into the classroom. This conference provides a forum for the presentation of essays and research regarding the use of these technologies in higher education, providing an opportunity to share insight into the challenges and successes experience in the application of these technologies.

This showcase is the demonstration component of Virtual Teaching: VR, AR, and 360° Video in the Classroom, an academic conference exploring practical, theoretical, phenomenological, pedagogical, and/or empirical approaches to virtual environment technologies. The conference will take place at the University of South Carolina in historic Columbia, SC, located midway between the Atlantic beaches and the foothills of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. For registration and further information about the academic conference or this showcase, visit the conference Web site.


Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit in one or more of four categories:

  1. Hands-on demonstrations of VR, AR, or 360° video for use in teaching
  2. PowerPoint, video, or other multimedia presentations of VR, AR, or 360 video
  3. Software demonstrations
  4. Case studies (poster format with demonstration)

(Note:  If you wish to submit a paper or abstract, you are encouraged to respond to the Call for Papers for the academic conference)

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury that will consider:

  1. Relevance to the conference theme
  2. Degree of innovation
  3. Overall contribution to the field

Submission Process

Presentation proposals should be submitted via the Virtual Teaching Conference Presentation Submission Online Application. The online application includes:

  • Contact information of the presenter
  • Title of the Presentation
  • Presentation submission category
  • Brief description of the presentation
  • Equipment needed to conduct the demonstration

Submission deadline is November 22, 2019. All submissions will be jury reviewed on or before December 31, 2019.

Virtual Teaching Conference Presentation Submission Online Application.


The conference is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computing, the College of Education, the College of Information and Communication, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Office of Distributed Learning at the University of South Carolina. 

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