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This drop in session will present the vision of UBC’s Emerging Media Lab (EML – http://eml.ubc.ca/ ) as a space dedicated to exploring how emerging technologies are evolving the way we learn. Currently the EML serves two roles in the UBC community: 1) to enhance teaching and learning with immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/ Mixed Reality (MR) while providing inspirational sessions such as demos, workshops, orientations and community of practice meetings, and 2) to incubate ideas by developing projects in collaboration between students, faculty and staff members.
Participants in the session will have an opportunity to experience ongoing and completed projects in immersive media such as the HTC Vive, HoloLens or the Oculus Rift. Projects include the HoloBrain ( http://eml.ubc.ca/projects/holobrain/ ), an AR teaching tool that could be implemented in neuroanatomy instruction, and the Stanley Park Geography VR Field Trip ( http://eml.ubc.ca/projects/geography-vr/ ), a project that focuses on Stanley park as a virtual reality experience using 3D spatial environment models, ground level photogrammetry, and the Unity game engine. For further information on EML projects, please go to http://eml.ubc.ca/projects/.
These projects will help participants better understand both the unique affordances of these technologies in terms of teaching and learning and what is required in terms of development.
Participants will be welcomed on a first come, first served basis and participants can leave at any time.
*Room 1 is located on the lower level of the building.