Learning through immersive media

A ‘Learning through immersive media’ workshop was held recently in the new Digital Learning Hub in MDHS. Hosted by Learning Environments, the workshop consisted of presentations on virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 video, as well as providing participants the opportunity to try out the latest equipment and educational applications.

What is immersive media?

Immersive media includes mediums such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 360 video, and is increasingly being used to develop new types of learning experiences in higher education. These new technologies are currently being used by academic staff at the University to support their teaching across areas such as medicine, science, engineering, architecture and arts.

Participants attending the immersive media workshop were given the opportunity to try different technologies and were also shown various use cases. Factors to consider when developing immersive media learning activities were also discussed.

Some images from the workshop can be seen below.

If you are interested in attending a session like this next time it is run, or another one of Learning Environments' workshops, keep an eye on the Designing for Learning with Technology page. Whilst the suite of workshops for 2019 has now come to a close, more sessions will be available in 2020!

Speaker and participants at workshop

3D modelling on computer screen

Workshop with participants

Workshop participant using immersive media

Workshop participant using immersive media

Workshop participant using immersive media