The Many Futures of Virtual Learning Environments

Aditya Vishwanath is a Ph.D. candidate in Learning Sciences and Technology Design and a Knight-Hennessy scholar at Stanford University. His research takes a human-centered approach towards developing immersive learning experiences, leveraging emerging technologies. Previously, he worked with the Google Education team where he studied how low-cost virtual reality toolkits could be integrated into the school curriculum. He co-founded Inspirit, a virtual reality STEM platform, and works at MakerGhat, a non-profit makerspace and incubator that works with underserved youth in Mumbai.

Aditya highlights his survey of research on the pros and cons of virtual learning environments. He suggests key areas for future research that align with the core objectives of the learning sciences and motivate deeper collaboration across fields of expertise.

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