Today we have a new article in The Independent about the great virtual world education work being done at UWE 🙂
We’re inviting staff and students along to our annual Education Innovation Centre Christmas on Wednesday 9th December!
Innovation at the Library room (Frenchay library, 4D23)
11am till 3pm Wednesday 9th December 2015
Drop in for a drink, mince pie and chat with the team.
Talk to the team about what we can offer you or your colleagues – including workshops and courses, MOOCs, education research and PhD opportunities. PLUS: try your hand with the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard and augmented reality.
The future is here! Time’s arrived for us to get up out of the chair, leave the keyboard behind, and start using our bodies to become actors in our own 3D virtual experience. Real virtuality is a project coordinated by Artanim, a Swiss foundation dedicated to the development and promotion of motion capture. They have managed to combine virtual reality (VR) technology (headset) with motion capture to provide a fully immersive environment for its users who are able to freely move within the physical space while virtually visiting a recreated environment. For example, inside an ancient pharaoh’s tomb, users can see it as it really was back in the day and observe paintings and hieroglyphics on the wall – in all their original splendour. The ‘realness’ of the experienced is guaranteed. Exciting times, no doubt!