XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for VR (virtual reality, a completely immersive experience), AR (augmented reality, which adds digital elements to a real-world view), and MR (mixed reality, which combines AR and VR for interaction between real-world and digital objects). The X represents the potential for future immersive technologies to be developed.
IUPUI recently held a half-day event to help launch its new Educational Innovation through Extended Reality Initiative (XRI). Participants had the chance to try out Oculus Quest VR headsets, Google Cardboard VR glasses, MERGE Cube AR holograms of 3D objects, and more. As part of the kickoff event, Dr. Elizabeth Thill also opened up two of her classes, so participants could join and observe.