ILRN Partners are organizations that collaborate within the research network to advance immersive learning by contributing their own expertise, resources, and connections. The Immersive Learning Research Network could not function without their generous support and effort and to these groups we are extremely grateful and proud to be associated.


AECT logoThe Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.  AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.


ARiEL SIGARiEL SIG is a special interest group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  AERA is a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.



The Creative Science Foundation (CSf) is a charitable organization, dedicated to the exploration and promotion of creative methods for supporting science, engineering, business and sociopolitical innovation through various activities such as organising courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, journals, publications and projects.

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Founded in 1992, nonprofit Ecocity Builders provides education for ecological design. They are dedicated to reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems. They develop and implement policy, design and educational tools and strategies to build thriving urban centers based on “access by proximity” and to reverse patterns of sprawl and excessive consumption.


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GeoSUMR (GeoInformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Resilience) is a public-private partnership started in 2006. The Partnership promotes the use of geospatial tools and information by decision-makers in medium-sized cities. The overarching goal is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban infrastructure and service delivery by linking planning of physical structures to both the natural resources and social characteristics of these rapidly growing urban centers. The Partnership supports several types of activities including workshops professionals and civil society for the exchange of ideas and capacity building, research, and pilot projects linked to increasing global urban sustainability.


indexMERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teachinglearning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.



Thinglink_logo_transparent ThingLink is an interactive media platform that enables more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos. ThingLink is evolving from image and video annotation to 360 content, which gives publishers a larger canvas to create custom experiences. ThingLink helps reduce the cost of content creation for mobile VR while providing new kind of insights on user engagement within a 360 environment.



steven poeSteven Poe is a VR Producer and Visual Brand Connector known for developing the world’s largest interactive virtual reality automotive media library where millions of people make buying decisions daily. Through a five step process, he creates immersive experiences to connect stories with visuals and words that ignite passion and interest. Recent projects include a trailer for a virtual library on the living history of the Dalai Lama and brand communication imagery for NeuroFit, a brain fitness program.