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Virtual Reality Community of Practice

A community of academics and professional staff exploring the role of virtual and augmented reality in teaching and learning.

Role of the Community of Practice

  • To provide a platform for sharing our experience of working with VR and AR
  • To find opportunities to collaborate
  • To develop shared expertise in the use of VR and AR for learning and teaching
  • Assist in creating VR experiences for students and staff alike that can improve the students learning experience
  • Strengthen the value of teaching through near ‘Real Life’ experiences that improve student engagement and drive learning

Role of Members

  • Meet regularly to discuss - successes, failures, lessons learned
  • A source of skills and expertise in VR / AR technologies and how they can drive Effective and Affective Learning and Teaching
  • Discuss latest developments in the VR related world and how equipment, experiences, software can be best used to improve learning
  • To promote the work of the Communities of Practice to colleagues throughout the University


  • Face to face meeting every 4-6 weeks- also offered on line via ZOOM
  • Sub groups of the CoP will form temporarily to manage events, design and implement specific projects.
  • Plan academic related activities such as publications, conference presentations etc

How to Join

All welcome! Please contact Paul McLiesh and Edward Palmer for details.

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Street Address

Level 7, Wills Building
North Terrace Campus


T +61 8 8313 5901
F +61 8 8313 8333