A journey through time and space – Mixed reality media in teaching (Webinar)

TELedvisors network webinar Thursday 27/10 12 noon (AEDT)

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One of the greatest benefits of technology for learning and teaching is the opportunity to do things that would simply not be possible in person. Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, 3D models, video games and simulations and even simpler tools such as Light Boards extend our ability to share experiences and ideas. This webinar showcases two innovative examples of the use of these teaching tools in practice.

Scanning a dinosaur and other stories: defining digital space through 3D and 360

Despite technical advances in online learning, there are still some laws of physics that prove challenging for navigating physical elements in the online environment. UNE has been using innovative media techniques to break down the divide and render physical objects and places in meaningful ways in digital space. This presentation will showcase some key examples and applications of 3D and 360 media and share lessons learned about what is and isn’t possible.

Greg Dorrian is the Manager of the Learning Media team at UNE. He works with his team to champion the creation, support and education surrounding high-quality digital learning experiences using innovative media technologies in a digital first approach.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now, not the future.

As educators AI offers many possibilities, as well as challenges. The Business Co-design team at the University of Sydney has designed and developed an AI generated ‘Guest presenter’ to immerse students in ethical issues in business. Using AI posed interesting educational and ethical questions during its production and implementation. In this presentation, we share our learnings from student responses to their experiences of AI avatars. Future directions are also considered.

Carmen Vallis is an Educational Developer and researcher at the University of Sydney Business School. Her work and research combines education, digital technologies, creative writing and practice. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), an Associate Editor, Educational Technology for The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP), and spends way too much time on her laptop.

Join us (free) at https://monash.zoom.us/j/86862198210?pwd=dmhBMW1KK0FtRzd3U3M5YVQ0d096dz09

(It shouldn’t ask for a passcode but if it does, it is 990442 )

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