There is a powerful immersive technology available to Pitt faculty that can help engage students in meaningful ways: 360 degree video.
360 Video is an instructional technology that makes use of an active viewing experience for users that involves images recorded by cameras that see in all directions at once. In other words, the images are spherical in nature, and the viewer sees the location from a central point from which they can scan in any direction, including up and down. This immersive viewing experience can be accessed online and viewed in a web browser; an app; on a phone or tablet; or with a simple, inexpensive headset (like Google Cardboard).
John Radzilowicz, Instructional Designer at the Teaching Center, wrote about the range of possibilities this technology presents in the latest edition of the University Times.