Technology-Enhanced Immersive Learning at SMU

The application of technology to instruction, learning, assessment, and the design of research that has substantial social impact has increased significantly over the past decades. As technology-enhanced immersive learning (TEIL) has become more widespread and increasingly sophisticated, the values and practices in different learning environments are being increasingly debated, scrutinized, and challenged. How should educational systems adapt based on the evolving evidence? The shift to remote and online learning, accelerated by the pandemic, raises serious challenges and opportunities regarding the future of education and the role of technology-enhanced instruction and learning (TEIL) across the lifecycle. As online content and digital tools become both more widespread and increasingly sophisticated, the values and practices of a "traditional" classroom experience are being increasingly debated, scrutinized, and challenged. How should educational systems adapt based on evolving evidence?

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  • What types of technology-enhanced instruction and learning structures are most effective and for whom?

  • How can TEIL save instructors and learners time and help them be more effective and efficient?

  • Can context-appropriate and cost-effective technologies help mitigate social inequalities?

Open Positions

The Simmons School of Education and Human Development invites applications for tenured / tenure-track faculty positions in its Technology and Education Cluster.