VR in Education will provide tips and explore topics related to using immersive Virtual Reality in the classroom.
Episode 68- Immersive Learning Made Easy with Facilitate
Hello everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of VR in Education. In today’s episode we focus on the deployment and creation of immersive education content. We have learnt many lessons from the ongoing pandemic, especially in the field of education and learning. One big takeaway is that upskilling students and employees in Zoom or other video conferencing platforms may not garner the level of engagement needed to master learning outcomes. We are fortunate to have Ben Bauert, CEO of Facilitate, and Philipp Seiler, chief experience officer, on our show today to talk more about how VR and 3-D spatial mediums might enhance our institutional learning goals and to discuss the wonderful work they've been doing with their company Facilitate. You can learn more about their company at https://www.facilitate.tech/. Were you will find more contact information.
Episode 67- VR Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Moonshots in Education
Hello everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of VR in Education. In today’s episode we focus on looking at "Moonshots" and what it takes to provide vision, direction and strategic leadership to purposefully deploy VR in education. We are fortunate to have Freedom Cheteni on the show today. He has been instrumental in the last few years in helping organizations move forward of VR deployment. For example, in 2018 he spearheaded Moonshots in Education VR which offered immersive classes for high school students taught inside the VR platform Engage. Beyond that, Freedom has been part of many consultancy groups that have championed XR innovations especially for marginalized groups. You can check out https://inventxr.com/
You can get ahold of Freedom through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 66- VR Health and Wellness with Bradley Chesham
Hello everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of VR in Education. In today’s episode, we focus on health education. Whether you are a doctor, nurse or simply an employee working around people or children we are all accountable for the health and well-being of the people around us. Most organizations, including schools, train individuals to have a certain level of first aid. We are fortunate to have Bradley Chesham on our show today to talk more about how VR might enhance our understanding of first aid and to discuss the wonderful work he has been doing with his company Bundle of Rays.
Episode 65-VR Creation Made Easy with Tvori
Hello everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of VR in Education. As talked about in previous episodes, allowing students to flex their creativity, innovation and communication muscles in schools by creating VR experiences is highly desirable. Alas, the barrier to learning coding and programming inside some VR creation engines is extremely time-consuming. On today’s show, we have Gabriele Romagnoli, head of community at Tvori to talk more about their wonderful VR creation program. Tvori has been described as one of the best virtual creation tools on the market because of its beautiful interface and ease of use.
Episode 64-Unpacking VR User Analytics with Cognitive3D
Hello everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of VR in Education. Understanding what our users are thinking is often difficult in VR. You can watch their movements on a screen but truly knowing and understanding their actions and thinking is not always possible. On today’s show, we want to unpack analytics a bit further. One company that might help take the guesswork out of VR training and learning applications is Cognitive3D. Cognitive3D is a powerful spatial analytics platform that delivers data analytics and insights to anyone building a VR/MR training simulation or research application. We have invited Tony Bevilacqua who is CEO of Cognitive 3D to discuss with us more about his useful tools. To learn more check out https://cognitive3d.com/.
Episode 63- Lost in Translation- Math and Science Conceptualization with VR
Hello everyone. Welcome to another exciting episode of VR in Education. As teachers, we are often charged with helping students make sense of complex ideas. In this situation, we might start with basic facts and blend in more sophisticated ideas and experiences to help form a bigger picture of the learning landscape. In this way, we form schemata that may provide an epiphany or “light” bulb moment for our learners whereby they feel like they have learnt something on a deeper level. Yet, providing this type of learning journey can be difficult, time-consuming and not always possible. Today, on the show we have invited Anurupa Ganguly. She is the founder and CEO of Prisms of Reality. Anurupa graduated from MIT with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and went on to get her M.Ed from Boston University. She has worn several educational hats over the years: Math teacher, Assistant Director of K-12 Mathematics and Senior Director of Instruction and Professional Learning are just a few of the roles she has played. She is here today to talk about how Prisms of Reality is carving new ground for Math and Science learning. Check out her company at https://www.prismsvr.com/.
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