Masterclass Three 2020: Immersive Technologies in the Classroom
IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CLASSROOM
Heralded as the new wave of innovation in educational technologies since the 1990s, immersive technologies are finally becoming readily accessible and affordable to the average school. The term 'immersive' signifies a broad range of technologies that seek to place students within a content-relevant environment. To various extents, 360 photography, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) all attempt to achieve this.
The recent affordability and variety of immersive technologies makes now the ideal time for teachers to explore them. This Masterclass will showcase examples of cutting-edge immersive technologies applied to classroom contexts. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to make their own immersive resources.
*If available, please have an iPad ready for the session.
DR WALTER BARBIERI, LECTURER, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Walter’s research interests span the breadth of educational technologies but are more closely focused on; personalised mobile technologies and their impact on learning and teaching; school culture and change; immersive learning technologies; and the intersection between learning technologies and assessment & pedagogy.
Walter leads the School of Education's eLearning Program in partnership with Apple, which aims to modernise the preparation of teaching graduates and elevate their ability to use mobile technologies as part of their daily pedagogy.