on June 30 2021 at 1:47 a.m.
Thank you for taking the time to watch our presentation and scoping review. We would be interested in knowing how many of you utilize virtual reality in some form or another.
I have used augmented reality and taught about VR in my classes in higher Ed. One of the most obvious 'effects' was the debate triggered by those subjects. My students are teachers (graduate programs) and it is rewarding to watch them planning the use of technology for their classes. Considering the purposes, the advantages and even disadvantages.
Thank you for your feedback. If I may ask, which class do you teach AR/VR in? I am assuming you are in the Education department. I have been trying to convince our education department of the need for a technology class for teachers. Hence, they can familiarize themselves with the technology they may encounter in the classrooms.
You are doing real justice to the future teachers in your classes.
The challenge with VR/AR is designing or selecting compelling scenarios that take advantage of the affordances of the VR environment. So many of the scenarios I have looked at are glorified videos and don't take into account the true nature of VR. This requires an adjustment in the outcomes, rather than having one outcome or one storyline a VR scenario should facilitate multiple storylines.
We are designing a course that will bring together education students (Faculty of Education) with New Media students (department of New Media) to design VR experiences for children (grade 4 learners) and the problem the university students will face is selecting appropriate context/problem/storylines that take advantage of the affordances of VR. We hope to pilot this course next spring.
Thank you for your interest.
Agreed! That is so fascinating. I would be interested to see the course. I truly think a class such as this would offer education students a huge advantage. I would love to learn more about the program and progress and follow you and your university through this process.
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