Immersion, Experimentation, Learning

How to design immersive training? How to support experimentation and learning through simulation and virtual reality? How to design training courses in interdisciplinary teams (education and training sciences, cognitive sciences, robotics, computer science, subject experts, etc.)?

The IMmersion, EXperimentation, Learning (IMEXA) project aims to :

  • define concepts and notions around simulation, by placing them in a field of research and practices in adult education (glossary and bibliography);
  • to formalise methodologies for designing immersive training (master class, case study, etc.);
  • and develop scientific and technical partnerships.

This R&D pole in pedagogical and social innovation is under the responsibility of Raquel BECERRIL-ORTEGA, Senior Lecturer in Education and Training Sciences, CIREL Laboratory (ULR 4354), Trigone team.

News & Projects

A workshop to discover VR and imagine future uses for teaching physics and chemistry


Optics, molecules, the visible, the invisible... The IMEXA cluster and the Innovative Projects & Digitization cluster in FCA (DFCA, University of Lille) are joining forces to design an event for professionals, teachers and students interested in the uses of VR in physics and chemistry. On the occasion of the inauguration of the experimentation room, we will discover together different applications of virtual reality and augmented reality and we will propose creativity workshops.

Are you a teacher or project leader at the University of Lille? Would you like to propose a topic or a project for the workshop? Please contact us! 

An original creation, at the crossroads of instructional design design and Fine Art


The visual artist Rafael Patarroyo joins the team of the R&D project carried out in partnership with the CIREL laboratory of the University of Lille and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile. As a visual arts teacher, currently training as a multimodal educational engineer, digital tools appeal to him as an artist but also as a teacher. For this project, he will use different techniques: watercolour, animation, and of course the creation of an interactive and dynamic 360° environment.

For more information: An interactive, instructional and artistic expérience for training in healthcare (fr)

Resources & Creations

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