ІV International Scientific and Practical Conference Immersive Technologies in Education (ITE-2024)

ІV International Scientific and Practical Conference Immersive Technologies in Education (ITE-2024)

On April 30, 2024 ІV International Scientific and Practical Conference Immersive Technologies in Education (ITE-2024) was held, organized on the initiative of the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine.

The purpose of the conference was to develop theoretical foundations and exchange practical experience of using immersive technologies in the educational process of educational institutions of different levels.

The conference issues covered such areas: methodology of pedagogical activities with the use of immersive technologies in educational activities; immersive technologies in STEM/STEAM education; theoretical-methodological and psychological-pedagogical aspects of using immersive technologies in educational institutions; VR & AR technologies in education; measuring the impact of immersive technologies on learning outcomes; health-preserving aspect of using immersive technologies in the educational process; assessing the quality of educational material with augmented reality; AI in education.

The event was held in a hybrid format, in English and Ukrainian.

A welcome speech was made by Oleh Spirin, Doctor of Education, Professor, Corresponding Member of the NAES of Ukraine, Director of the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Ukraine).

At the plenary session, the reports of Ukrainian and foreign participants were presented:

Educating Teachers on Integrating Extended Reality. Speaker: Ján Lacko, PhD, RNDr, Dean of Faculty of Informatics Pan-European university (Slovakia) – in English.

Modern Perception of Virtual Reality Technology. Speaker: Vyacheslav Osadchy, Doctor of Education, Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv Metropolitan University (Ukraine) – in Ukrainian.

The Role of Educational Projects Utilizing Immersive Technologies and Game Development for Teaching Japanese Language to Philology Students. Speaker: Olena Gayevska, PhD in Philology, Assistant Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) – in English.

Augmented Reality in the Transformation of Education: Prospects and Challenges. Speaker: Nataliia Sokolova, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dnipro University of Technology (Ukraine) – in Ukrainian.

XR & AI: Reality of the Synthetic World. Speakers: Oleksandr Burov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Senior Researcher, Leading Researcher, the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Ukraine). Nataliia Kovalenko, Doctor of Education, Professor, University of Vienna (Austria) – in English.

AI in Education: Challenges, Threats, Opportunities. Let's think this through together? Speaker: Yuriy Bohachkov, PhD, Senior Researcher, specialist of the highest category of the Department of Educational Measurements, State Institution “Scientific and Methodological Center of Higher Professional and Pre-Higher Education” (Ukraine) – in Ukrainian.

At the sectional discussion, participants' reports were presented:

Using virtual reality technologies for full-body tracking in ice hockey training. Speakers: Tomas Blažauskas, Dr., Professor, Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania). Cenker Canbulut, PhD Student, Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania) – in English.

A system for truck driver training using immersive virtual reality. Speakers: Speakers: Tomas Blažauskas, Dr., Professor, Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania). Lukas Paulauskas, PhD Student, Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania) – in English.

Virtual reality systems for patient rehabilitation, theoretical-methodological Aspects. Speaker: Ružický Eugen, Pan-European University (Bratislava, Slovakia) – in English.

Peculiarities of analysis of psycho-emotional state for adaptation of immersive experience. Speaker: Volodymyr Silantiev, PhD student, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (Kharkiv, Ukraine) – in English.

An information environment supporting the interaction of STEM communities. Speakers: Yuriy Bohachkov, PhD, Senior Researcher, the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine) – in Ukrainian.

Innovative approaches to learning: international experience of using immersive technologies in schools. Speaker: Alisa Sukhikh, PhD, Senior Researcher, the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine) – in Ukrainian.

The event was moderated by Yuliia Nosenko, PhD, Senior Researcher, Head of the Department, the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Ukraine), & Nataliia Soroko, PhD, Leading Researcher, the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Ukraine).

Technical support was provided by Vitaliy Tkachenko, Senior Engineer, the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine (Ukraine).

Conference statistics:

82 people (listeners, speakers and authors of materials) registered to participate in the conference.

45 authors sent materials for publication in the conference proceedings.

33 materials were submitted in Ukrainian, 12 in English.

Among those registered are participants from 6 countries (Ukraine, Austria, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Kazakhstan). In particular, representatives from 11 cities of Ukraine (Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Poltava, Uman, Kharkiv, Kherson).

The Conference contributed to the exchange of experience, useful and valuable practices, theoretical assets in the context of the introduction of innovative technologies of virtual and augmented reality in the field of education.

The organizers and participants of the Conference express their sincere thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Boundless respect to the real heroes of Ukraine for the opportunity to work, be free and be safe in our native land.

Ukrainians are invincible. Glory to Ukraine! Glory to heroes!

Conference program.

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/ite2024/

The video recording of the conference will be posted on the official channel of the Institute for Digitalisation of Education of NAES of Ukraine:

https://www.youtube.com/@IDE_NAES/featured

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