The story of the XR Lab started in 2017 when the Library Dean for Bellevue College submitted a request to host James Riggall, an Australian scholar at the College. James received a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence which was funded by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a part of the US Department of State. Later that year he and Bruce Wolcott co-taught the first full credit class about VR held at Bellevue College.
Bruce Wolcott and James Riggall then guided development of BC’s XR Lab in the Library Media Center, and built long-lasting relationships with BC faculty and staff, and external partners. The XR Lab continues to work with professor James Riggall and he is now a member of the National Science Foundation grant project that was awarded to the BC XR Lab in 2023.
The XR Lab has been part of the Connected Learning division since 2021, and in Spring 2023 it merged with the eLearning department. Bruce Wolcott and Ron Austin manage the Lab, and the success of the XR Lab would not be possible without the exceptional work of our student employees and staff.
Last Updated October 23, 2023