Explore Virtual Reality for Higher Education

You are invited to three events in January here at Duke that will explore the use of virtual reality in teaching. Be sure to register ahead of time if requested.
  • Explore data visualizations created by Bin Software that use the HTC Vive room-scale virtual reality (VR) system on Monday, January 25 in conjunction with the Duke research computing symposium in 3051 Trent Semans Center for Health Education. Register to be able to put on a VR headset and walk (literally!) through a visual representation of data and see how that data can be manipulated in 3D. There are other ways to participate, too! See the link for more information below. Refreshments will be available.
  • Stop by the RENCI Conference Room, OIT Telecommunications Bldg. on Tuesday, January 26 any time between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to check out VR tools like the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, the Samsung Gear VR, and more. Discuss how VR can be used for teaching and learning at Duke.  No registration required. Refreshments will be available.
  • Join David Hemly, Sr. Manager World Wide Technical Field Team Pro Video at Adobe on Wednesday, January 27 from 9:30-11:30 in 119 Telecommunications Bldg. for a discussion of tools and initiatives Adobe is working on for VR. Registration is limited.  Register online at: training.oit.duke.edu/reg.

For more information about this series and to register, visit https://dukedigitalinitiative.duke.edu/virtual-reality-events-january-2016/. These events are sponsored by the Duke Digital Initiative (DDI), a collaboration between OIT and CIT to explore new and emerging technologies to support teaching & learning.

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4 thoughts on “Explore Virtual Reality for Higher Education

  1. Bruce Hopkins

    I totally agree that Oculus Rift could very well become a very effective device for delivering instructional content through. There are quite a few trends that could make a major difference in VR.

  2. Robert Ebeling

    Hey I read your post. What apps can I download on my smart phone that are virtual reality related? Very interested! Thanks.

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