ALTEC is exploring immersive technology in language learning. Immersive technology is a type of technology that uses a digital landscape which allows users to interact and feel a sense of immersion within an artificial environment.
Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term encompassing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). XR technology can connect students to language and culture by immersing them in virtual worlds. Through these experiences, students are able to visit highly realistic museums, cities, and even travel back in time, all without leaving the classroom.