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On the Horizon: Virtual or Augmented Reality and Pedagogical Innovation

October 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


October 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Laurie Harrison, Director, Online Learning Strategies
Diane Michaud, Instructional Technology Liaison Librarian, UTM Library
Dawn Kilkenny, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Fahad Alam, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, Collaborative Human Immersive Interaction Lab (CHISIL)
Johanna Carroll, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Molecular Genetics
Martina Steiner, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Molecular Genetics

Imagine your students accessing engaging digital content at their fingertips, discovering concepts through exploration and honing skills through an immersive simulation experience. Can virtual reality facilitate rich and authentic learning experiences? This orientation workshop aimed at instructors and educational technology support staff will introduce to the potential of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) for teaching and learning by presenting creative examples of the use of these technologies at the University of Toronto and beyond.

Participants will discuss the applicability of extended reality technologies for specific course goals and explore related instructional design considerations. By the end of this session you will be able to identify VR integration and development options, apply a practical framework for teaching and learning activity design ideas and assess your own level of readiness for adoption of extended reality technology.


Blackburn Room
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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