This talk will draw on my research on using immersive virtual reality in educational contexts to tease out the interaction between pedagogical, ethical and technical aspects of the technology as they are dealt with in the current literature, and in actual classrooms. The talk will focus on how the literature frames the pedagogy of the technology and the limitation of this for empowering educators to experiment with it and adopting it as part of the fabric of the (physical and virtual) classrooms. The talk will canvas ethical issues that need to addressed and examine why the ‘scaling up’ discourse which permeates the field of immersive learning misunderstands the educational issues related to this emerging technology.

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