Feb 09, 2021 New Library Services: Building a Mobile VR Classroom
By Tony Sams
The J. Willard Marriott Library, in partnership with Teaching and Learning Technologies, and the College of Biological Sciences, received CARES funds to design and build the U’s first off-site VR classroom to support Dr. Colleen Farmer’s course, Biology 3665: Form, Function, and Adaptation of Animals. The VR Kits include Realize Medical’s, Elucis software. The modeling software will be used to look at 3D medical imaging in a collaborative, virtual environment. Each student will receive an Oculus Quest 2, a Lenovo VR Ready Laptop, and specialized hardware to support course learning outcomes. Students will use the VR kits throughout the semester-length course. After the spring semester, the VR kits will go into circulation as a mobile VR classroom to continue supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of departments across campus.
For further questions regarding reservations of the off-site VR classroom, please contact me: Tony Sams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tony Sams | New Media Projects Specialist
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