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USQ SALON: Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies in Higher Education. What is possible?

Presented by Dr James Birt, Bond University

Date: 10 April 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Toowoomba - TV Studio (Y103), or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact USQSalon or visit the USQSalon Website.
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Mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality) technologies have the potential to engage students in new ways to visualise and experience learning. Dr James Birt, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University and a leading researcher in Australia into the design of immersive learning experiences. In this presentation, Dr Birt will describe his interest in working with this technology which originated from a passion with video gaming. Next, he will describe some example research projects that he has worked on and published. Dr Birt will also talk about the importance of a pedagogy first approach and consider when the technology is and isn’t appropriate for learning. Finally, in light of technological advances, he will discuss the future possibilities of mixed reality in relation to rich and immersive learning.