State of XR and Immersive Learning


Project Leader/Principal Investigator: Mark J. W. Lee

Project consultants: Samantha Adams Becker, SAB Creative & Consulting; Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli & Associates

Project commenced: May 2019

The Immersive Learning Network (iLRN) has partnered with IEEE ICICLEEDUCAUSE, and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) to create iLRN’s State of XR and Immersive Learning Report, which combines a systematic review and synthesis of the scholarly evidence and knowledge base on XR and immersive learning with a Delphi-inspired environmental scanning and forecasting exercise in the vein of the well-known Horizon Project.

The goals of the project are to:

  1. distill key research findings on “what works” in the use of XR and immersive technologies for supporting and enhancing learning across a range of education, training, and lifelong learning contexts;
  1. identify the technological, pedagogical, and other innovations in the XR and immersive learning arena that exhibit the most promise, along with the major trends and challenges related to their adoption and implementation over the next five years;
  1. highlight priority areas in need of further exploration, investigation, and development.

Nominations/self-nominations are currently being solicited for the project’s Expert Panel. Other opportunities to contribute research, examples and other materials for consideration by the project will be made available via this website in the coming weeks.

The inaugural report will be published as an open-access publication under a Creative Commons license in early 2020.

A limited number of sponsorship places are also still available.


Inquiries about The State of XR and Immersive Learning may be directed to the project leader, Mark J. W. Lee. If you would like to receive updates about this project and other relevant information pertaining to XR and immersive learning research, please consider joining iLRN to be added to our network and mailing list. Basic membership is free of charge.