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Virtual Teaching Conference

VR, AR, and 360° Video in Higher Education

Virtual Reality (VR) and related technologies (augmented reality, extended reality, 360 video, etc.) have the potential to revolutionize higher education in much the same way as flight simulators have revolutionized pilot training and VR has revolutionized architecture. The purpose of this conference is to bring together research on the use of these technologies in higher education and practical applications of these tools that are in use in classrooms or are in development. In addition to sharing and hearing research results, participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience.

The conference will take place March 8-10, 2020 at the School of Journalism on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. 


Please use the Conference Registration Link to register for the conference. 

Registration Fee

  • Early Registration (on or before February 8, 2020) - $200.00
  • Early Student Registration - Non UofSC Student (on or before February 8, 2020) - $75.00
  • Regular Registration (after February 8, 2020) - $225.00
  • Regular Student Registration - Non UofSC Student (after February 8, 2020) - $100.00

Conference Hotel

The official hotel for the conference is the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC. 

Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
630 Assembly Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Book Hotel Room (Group Rate)

For more information about any aspect of the conference, please contact conference chair Augie Grant at or 803-777-8276.

The conference is co-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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