The iLRN 2021 conference will take place primarily on the iLRN Virtual Campus, with a range of other online environments and platforms being used to augment the attendee experience as well as showcase the affordances of the immersive technologies for learning, social networking, and collaboration.
The iLRN Virtual Campus is based on Virbela, a 3D virtual world platform “that brings people together in an immersive environment to work, learn, meet, and train from anywhere at any time.” iLRN is fortunate enough to benefit from an ongoing strategic partnership with and support from Virbela, who are also the Platinum Sponsors of the iLRN 2021 conference.
The iLRN Virtual Campus is freely accessible to iLRN members, and there is currently no cost to join the Network as an individual member. However, registrants for iLRN 2021 will be given special access to dedicated spaces/rooms on the Virtual Campus that will be used for conference sessions and activities and that will not be accessible to non-registrants.
Additionally, private spaces are available for lease on the Campus by educational institutions and by other organizations that are aligned with our mission, vision, values, and ethos—and that are committed to the innovative use of virtual and immersive technologies to promote high-quality outcomes for learners across the lifespan. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Note that the iLRN Virtual Campus application is not the same as the Virbela “Open Campus” application available from Virbela’s website.
The iLRN Virtual Campus application can either operate in desktop mode on a Mac or Windows PC (system requirements can be found here), or alternatively, used with a tethered PC VR headset (HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest with Link Cable). Mobile device support is not available at this time.