360 Degree Video at Pitt

Virtual reality has gained momentum in the past few years. Recent advances in graphic, motion, and rendering technologies improve the immersive user experience while lowering the cost of VR tools and applications. Pitt’s University Center for Teaching and Learning is currently exploring the possibilities for virtual learning spaces and the many ways this technology can…

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Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network

The Remake Learning Network is “a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Area” (remakelearning.org). This group is a helpful and inclusive resource for educators, community members, organizations, families, makers, technologists and others interested in engaging students in prosperous learning opportunities. Originally…

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Sign of the Times

Have you been using the same content in your class for years? Are your visual aids becoming obsolete? Are you forced to change your teaching environment due to the pace of technology development? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have very good news for you. The Teaching Center can help you…

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The MacGyver Secret

While attending World Maker Faire 2016 at the New York Hall of Science, I bounced from stage to stage excited to take notes, network with likeminded professionals and bring a few innovative ideas back home to Pittsburgh. One afternoon I wanted a slight change of pace and attended a presentation just for fun — The…

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Ride into the Sunset

Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Today, as I write this, is the first day the ride sharing company Uber is officially sending self-driving cars onto the road with actual passengers, right here in the wonderful city of Pittsburgh. For those of us who live and work in the Golden Triangle, the sight of these fully-loaded machines…

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