Educause explores future of extended reality on campus

An Educause project is examining the integration of 3D technologies — 3D scanning and printing, virtual reality and augmented reality — into education to create “extended reality.” The “Campus of the Future” initiative, sponsored by HP but fully run by Educause, defines the concept of “extended reality” as a spectrum that stretches from the real world at one end…

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Mixed reality: A revolutionary breakthrough in teaching and learning

Teaching and learning with technology, prior to this point, was mostly limited to supplementary collaboration tools for communication: learning management systems and electronic texts. The technology was simply an electronic aid to traditional didactic teaching, adding a little modern muscle to the same ways we have taught and learned for decades. We are now entering…

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One-stop shopping for (free) virtual reality content

Drexel University wants its instructors to take full advantage of virtual and augmented reality technology in their classrooms. The Philadelphia institution’s new repository of VR and AR content aims to make that easier than ever. The online database, unveiled last month and set to be distributed this fall among Drexel instructors in the institution’s Blackboard interface,…

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