Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:30am to 3:00pm
University Capitol Centre , 2520D
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Virtual, augmented, and mixed realities are shifting our experience of education from the one-dimensional (physical) to the multi-dimensional (physical and virtual).

Join us at 4CAST’20 to explore whether immersive media technologies might offer ways of imagining new directions in learning and also help us identify a path to get there. 

Sean Hauze, PhD, associate director, Instructional Technology Services & adjunct professor, Department of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, will present “Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL): Future Trends & Current Realities.” He will be joined by Sara Kassis, PhD, director of Women in Tech, faculty fellow of immersive learning, and adjunct in the Department of Engineering at Sonoma State University.

Following the keynote, participants will engage in round-table discussions, break for a catered lunch, and attend breakout sessions conducted by UI faculty and staff members who will showcase creative uses of technology to enhance student learning. 

Closing the day, Joseph Kearney, professor in the UI Department of Computer Science, will reflect on his experience in both research and teaching, provide his perspective on the content discussed during the day, and discuss the future of this technology. 

4CAST’20 is presented through a partnership between the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology; the UI Libraries; and the Division of World Languages Language Media Center. The event focuses on trending topics in teaching and learning technologies in higher education, with a goal to leverage these technologies and connect UI instructors across disciplinary boundaries.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Center for Teaching in advance at 319-335-6048 or