Immersive Learning: Challenges and Opportunities of 360-degree Video for Educational Media

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 23, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Use of immersive media in medical education has been the focus of a recent collaboration between UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and UBC Studios. Through this collaboration, a series of 360-degree educational videos have been produced that are designed to provide health care students with immersive and emotionally engaging simulated experiences in challenging clinical scenarios.

This session will explore the process of the project from different perspectives. The session will touch on:
– learning objectives and context of the project, from the faculty instructor’s perspective
– the process of choosing media technology and format to best suit the learning objectives of an educational media project
– production and post-production process of 360-degree video for educational media with a focus on pedagogical goals and outcomes
– lessons learned, methods and techniques developed during the project, and the pros and cons of 360-degree video as a format for educational media


Michael Sider – Producer, UBC Studios