Mark J.W. Lee

Mark J. W. Lee is an educational technology and learning sciences researcher and practitioner, currently a visiting faculty member with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA and an adjunct senior lecturer with the School of Education at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is well known internationally for his scholarship in the virtual and immersive learning arena. Mark has a particular interest in researching creative and playful pedagogies that transcend multiple spaces, temporalities, and/or modalities; of late, he has been investigating novel ways bringing together co-located and geographically dispersed learners to jointly undertake real-time collaborative activities using VR and AR, and exploring how wearable AR, 3D volumetric video, and other emerging mixed-reality technologies can be harnessed to create effective, engaging learning experiences that blend aspects of the real and virtual worlds.
Mark chairs the VR/AR Association (VRARA) University Committee and serves as Chapter Co-President of VRARA’s Pittsburgh Chapter. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) and of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi). Mark is heavily involved with the IEEE, having served for many years in various capacities within its Education Society, and more recently, the newly established IEEE Industry Connections Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE), within which he is leading a Special Interest Group (SIG) on XR (VR/AR/MR) for learning. Finally, under the auspices of the FLEXspace initiative co-sponsored by the State University of New York and California State University systems, he is leading a Working Group aimed at promoting research-informed and evidence-based practice in the design and use of learning spaces in higher education.
In 2016, Mark was named a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for his distinguished contributions to ICT education and the use of ICT for education. He is also a Fellow of the Commercial Education Society of Australia (CESA), of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD), and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA); an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML); and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).