Read a recap of this program, with links to presenter slides and a recording of the panel discussion and lightning talks.
Open to: All faculty, graduate students, and academic support staff
As newer technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gain in popularity, how are they impacting teaching and learning in the classroom? What does it mean to teach with rather than just about VR and AR? Where and in what ways is VR/AR showing up on campus?
This event is intended as an introduction to VR/AR and other immersive technologies on campus and in the classroom. All are welcome and no prior knowledge is required!
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Hear from an interdisciplinary faculty panel about their experiences and experiments. How does one get started teaching with VR and AR? What's the learning curve for newbies, and what technical and logistical challenges must instructors be prepared to overcome? What are the benefits for student learning and, from the perspective of different disciplines, what's the transformative potential--if any--for education?
- Luisa Caldas (Architecture)
- Edmund Campion (Music)
- Richard Koci Hernandez (Journalism)
- Allen Yang (Engineering)
Moderated by Jacob Gaboury (Film and Media)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lightning Talks and Demos
Who's doing what with VR and AR on campus? What resources are available for instructors and students? Enjoy mini-lightning talks and project demos from faculty, researchers, student groups, and campus service providers.
- Mohammed Keshavarzi, Architecture
- Asma Kazmi, Art Practice
- Madison Hight and Damini Grover, Berkeley VR Club
- Davienne Gabriel, History of Art
- Wayne Delker and Kat Quigley, Fung Institute and Lawrence Hall of Science
- Bala Kumaravel, EECS
- Jean Ferguson, Moffitt Library
- Chris Hoffman, Research IT
- Justin Underhill, History of Art
- Wei Sun, VivEdu.com
VR and AR Demos:
- Berkeley VR Club
- Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab, School of Architecture
- Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
- School of Journalism
Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.
This event is part of ARVR Month, organized by Berkeley Arts+Design. For more information, visit the website: http://artsdesign.berkeley.edu/ARVR
“Q&A: What Virtual Reality Can (and Could) Do,” Inside Higher Ed interview with Prof. Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University, 3/28/2018
“Virtual And Augmented Reality In College Classrooms: More Hype Than Help,” Forbes, 1/16/2018
“How an Experiment in 3-D Printing Illuminated Our Humanities Classroom,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/22/2017
- "7 Things You Should Know about VR/AR/MR," Educause, 10/3/2017