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ICAT Playdate: Utilizing Extended Reality Platforms for Diverse and Inclusive Recruitment

Ended Dec 1, 2023
1 credit

Full course description

Term: Fall 2023

Date: December 1st, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)



Welcome to the future of recruitment: utilizing extended reality tools to overcome socioeconomic, geographical, and awareness-based barriers for new students at Virginia Tech. This open-world recruitment tool is being developed to support underserved and underrepresented students by connecting them with the knowledge that is important to them. Using a VR headset or any internet-connected device, learn more about opportunities at Virginia Tech: from academics to research to future outlooks. 



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