At the nexus of learning and innovation
August 1, 2:30 pm

Room 3100 and 1170
Abercrombie Building (H70)
Corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street, The University of Sydney NSW 2006

CRLI Innovative Technologies @University of Sydney Showcase and Demo day - Aug 1, 2.30-5.00pm


Room 3100 and 1170
Abercrombie Building (H70)
Corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street, The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Interested in getting hands-on with augmented and virtual reality? Want to explore the use of the Immersive Learning Lab or learn how to go from nothing to an immersive VR experience in under 30 minutes? Here's your chance to hear from how the different researchers at the University are approaching eXtended Reality (XR) curriculum and pedagogies, and explore the practical role of augmented and virtual reality in higher education.

Join us on Aug 1 for the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) Innovative Technologies @USyd Showcase, as part of the University's Innovation Week.

Our program for the day is being finalised but you can expect demos and drop-in exhibition of innovative learning technologies, including live coding of VR experiences and data visualisation.Beeple illustration: Using VR

  • Wednesday 1 August from 2.30-5.00pm
  • Abercrombie Building (H70) at the University of Sydney Darlington campus, rooms 3100 level 3 from 2.30pm, 1170 level 1 from 4pm.
  • Register at
  • Contact us at [email protected] with any queries or if you would like to present.

This event is open and relevant to everyone at the University – all you need is some interest! It will be particularly useful for teacher-practitioners and researchers interested in information and data visualisation as well as XR curriculum and pedagogies in higher education. We have presenters lined up from over 5 different disciplines; all with the goal of showcasing and demonstrating how some of the University's recent innovative research and technologies are working towards providing excellence in education and teaching. This event is both hands-on with demos and information rich with a showcase presentation and Q&A around the “real world” uses, issues around, and application of these technologies.

Demo pods will run from 2.30-4.00pm as an Innovative technologies @USyd drop-in space, followed by showcase presentations and Q&A session from 4.00-5.00pm.

2.15pm outside ABS3100: Join us for coffee and refreshments.

2.30-4.00pm in ABS3100: Innovative technologies @USyd drop-in demo exhibition space including:

  1. Live coding of VR experiences
  2. Augmented and Virtual Reality Hands on experience
  3. Learning Science with an Intelligent Virtual Reality Environment
  4. Stellar Evolution VR project
  5. Measuring brain activity associated with productive failure (PF) learning activities with functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
  6. Build collaboratively for VR in VR
  7. and more!

4.00-5.00pm in ABS1170: Innovative Technologies @USyd Showcase

Starting with firehose presentations and moving into a panel Q&A oneXtended Reality (XR) curriculum and pedagogies: AR, VR, and MR and more”, our speakers and panellists include:


  • Martin Brown: Educational Design manager, Office of the Vice-Chancellor's Westmead Operations
  • Jim Cook: Innovation Leader, TechLab
  • A/Prof Hamish MacDougall: School of Psychology, Sydney Human Factors Research, VR OpenLab
  • Peter Magdas: Manager, Immersive Learning Lab
  • Prof Michael J Jacobson: Professor and Chair of Education; Co-director, Learning, Cognitive, and Brain Sciences Research Group
  • Prof Phil Poronnik: Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Educational Strategy)
  • Pradeep Khanna: Sydney President, VRARA (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Association); IEEE ICICLE X-Reality for Learning and Performance Augmentation SIG; Global Co-Chair education, VRARA; CEO of GLOBAL MINDSET
  • Facilitated by Prof Peter Reimann: Professor of Education and co-director of CRLI