iED Europe Summit - Madrid 2011 (28 - 29 Nov)


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1st European Immersive Education Summit

28th and 29th November 2011

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes (Madrid, Spain)


Download Conference Proceedings here (PDF - 44 MB)



There is a growing interest in the use of virtual and mixed-reality environments for online teaching and learning. Immersive Education gives participants a sense of "being there" even when attending a class or training session in person isn't possible, practical, or desirable, which in turn provides educators and students with the ability to connect and communicate in a way that greatly enhances the learning experience. Originally available only to university students, the next generation of Immersive Education is focused on a broad spectrum of academic and non-academic users (higher education, K-12, and corporate training).


iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators. iED Summits consist of presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions and workshops that provide attendees with an in-depth overview of immersive learning platforms, technologies and cutting-edge research from around the world. iED Summits feature new and emerging virtual worlds, learning games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related teaching tools, techniques, technologies, standards and best practices.

This summit will address core topics on the use of virtual and mixed-reality environments for online education and training applications. The scope will be fairly broad and will look at a range of innovative uses of virtual reality immersive environments. This could range from using and developing virtual environments through to practitioners with experience of teaching online and developing new approaches and pedagogies, including underpinning theories, human factors, pedagogy and design/evaluation strategies, case studies and more technical/scientific research topics. Submissions that have empirical results derived from virtual or mixed-reality immersive education test-beds are also encouraged.

This is the first summit organised by the newly formed European Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (, and builds on the success of previous iED summits held in Boston and London ( Universidad Carlos III de Madrid will host the two-day iED Summit from 28th to 29th November 2011.


Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 30th September 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 14th October 2011
  • Final paper submission: 28th October 2011
  • Summit: 28th-29th November 2011
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