Professor Ekaterina Prasolova-Forland

Professor Ekaterina Prasolova-Forland

Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland has been working with educational virtual worlds and immersive technologies since 2002, with nearly 100 publications in the field. She has been involved in developing educational virtual reality simulations for a wide range of stakeholders, from aquaculture industry to the Norwegian Armed Forces.

Ekaterina has founded and is leading Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group and ‘Lifelong learning’ VR lab at NTNU, as well as ‘4 campuses 1 reality’ initiative with the goal of connecting the distributed campuses of her university with a network of VR labs.

She is co-founder of VR Forum Norway and founder of Women in VR/AR Norway and frequently gives public speeches and interviews on immersive technologies for learning and training. She is currently leading the development of innovative VR/AR solutions for the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration to assist and empower young job seekers.

She is also working on a number of projects on educational applications of immersive technologies in medicine, sports, therapy, career guidance, collaborative work, emergency management and other areas.


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