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 signifies a broad range of open source and/or proprietary technologies that seek to place the user within a content-relevant environment. To differing extents, 360 photography, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) all attempt to achieve this.
The affordability and variety of immersive technologies makes this the ideal time to explore them. This Masterclass will showcase examples of cutting-edge immersive technologies applied to classroom contexts. Participants will also engage in hands-on activities to make their own immersive content.
If available, please bring an iOS device (some will be provided on the day).
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; augmented and virtual reality and its application to education.
Walter leads the School of Education's eLearning program where we have partnered with Apple Australia and New Zealand to change the preparation of teaching graduates to utilise mobile technology as part of their daily pedagogy.