On the 4th July, please join us to hear about and experience virtual reality (VR) technology and discuss its possibilities for teaching in the STEM lab environment.
When: 4 July 2016; 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Where: Exhibition Space, SciTech Library
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 via the ‘Registration’ button below) followed by a drop-in, hands-on workshop in the Library’s exciting new ThinkSpace directly above (no booking required). Maaroof Fakhri, from Labster will be talking about how 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 and how VR helps immerse students in experiences too expensive, too inaccessible or simply too dangerous than would normally be possible. For more information, see details below or watch the recent TED talk.
All are welcome – please pass on to interested colleagues including undergraduate and research students.
- Seminar and Q&A: Extending the Laboratory – How Virtual and Physical Reality can blend to engage the next generation of STEM students
Virtual reality is poised to become part of everyday campus life. Discover the practical and pedagogical side of VR and how it can transform learning, extend the impact of the laboratory and motivate students. Includes Q&A, discussion, and the latest VR tech.
Seminar date: 4 July 2016, 12-1 pm
Venue: Exhibition Space, SciTech Library (next to the entrance to the library)
- Hands-on workshop: Implementing gamified virtual lab simulations in University of Sydney courses as pre-lab exercises
This interactive hands-on session will involve using curriculum-ready gamified virtual laboratory simulations (computer-based) to enhance biology and chemistry courses through blended learning, and will include trying latest virtual reality technology.
Workshop date: 4 July 2016, 1-2.30 pm
Venue: ThinkSpace, Level 2 JFR plaza (mezzanine area above the SciTech Library)
No booking required.