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A New Space for Innovative Technology

The Open Lab is excited to announce the next phase of its collaboration with the University Library System: the opening of a satellite space for virtual reality exploration and 3D printing demonstrations in Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons. Faculty, students,…

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Students Document Archaeological Sites With 360-Degree Video

The creative seed was planted about a year ago when Dr. Jacques Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Classics, read a story about an emerging innovative technology offered by the Teaching Center: virtual reality [VR]. It sparked immediate enthusiasm in Dr. Bromberg — as faculty director of the Pitt in Sicily program, he saw a fantastic opportunity to use VR technology in the study abroad program. But how? Pitt in Sicily is designed for students interested in the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean. The class, consisting of about 15 undergraduate students, focuses on “Greek Archaeology through exploration of archaeological locations,” according to Dr. Bromberg. With so many picturesque settings to capture, one particular technology in the VR toolkit proved to be a perfect match for Dr. Bromberg’s needs: 360-degree video.
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2017 Staff Award Winners

2017 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

We would like to congratulate Sue Richardson, John Shaw and Dr. Carol Washburn for earning a 2017 Advancing Educational Excellence Award! The Teaching Center’s staff recognition program acknowledges the contributions of team members who exemplify our core values, demonstrate a…

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