Free

Easy, Effective, Exciting: Virtual Reality in Teaching and Learning

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

UWA Futures Observatory

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

The release of a series of new consumer-grade virtual reality devices in 2016 opened up exciting new worlds of experiential and multimedia learning and teaching. Using these devices, students are free to move beyond the confines of the two-dimensional page and screen by walking through digital reconstructions of human blood vessels or holding in their hands fragile artefacts otherwise kept under lock and key. Teachers, meanwhile, have access to a powerful suite of simple but effective tools with which they can create virtual experiences of their own in a matter of minutes and hours by contrast to the days and weeks of years past.

Join Dr Michael Ovens at the UWA Futures Observatory for a presentation on the potential and practical use of virtual reality in education to enhance student learning, followed by a demonstration and networking event featuring many of the latest virtual reality devices including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Google Daydream. This event is funded by the West Australian Network for Dissemination (WAND), with additional support from the UWA Centre for Education Futures and the UWA School of Humanities.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

UWA Futures Observatory

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved