Seminar and Hands-On Workshop: Blending Virtual and Physical Reality to Engage the Next Generation of Students

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On the 4th July, please join us to hear about and experience virtual reality (VR) technology and discuss its possibilities for teaching.

This event is presented jointly by Educational Innovation, ICT and the Library. A seminar will run from 12-1 pm in the Exhibition Space in the SciTech Library (booking required) followed by a drop-in, hands-on workshop in the Library’s exciting new ThinkSpace directly above (no booking required). All are welcome – please pass on to interested colleagues including undergraduate and research students.

The capability of virtual reality (VR) technology has accelerated recently with the cost of devices falling to enable most phones to be adapted for a few dollars. VR helps immerse students in experiences too expensive, too inaccessible or simply too dangerous than would normally be possible. For more information, watch the recent TED talk.

Seminar date: 4 July 2016, 12-1 pm
Venue: Exhibition Space, SciTech Library (next to the entrance to the library)

Workshop date: 4 July 2016, 1-2.30 pm
Venue: ThinkSpace, Level 2 JFR plaza (mezzanine area above the SciTech Library)

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