Dubai teacher to host first CPD event inside virtual realityJune 6, 2017, 5:45 am GMT
On Thursday, June 15, Steve Bambury, head of digital learning and innovation at Jumeirah English Speaking School will host a CPD event for educators interested in virtual reality.
Using the Engage platform from Immersive VR Education, Bambury will deliver a presentation for educators inside virtual reality – the first time something like this has ever been done.
During the presentation, Bambury will explore his model for VR in education as well as outline some of the ways he has used VR at JESS Dubai. He will also model some of the features available in the Engage VR platform being used to deliver the session.
"I'm going to deliver a version of the VR in Education presentation I recently delivered at BETT Middle East in Abu Dhabi. The session will take place in a virtual lecture theatre in which I can open the PowerPoint presentation from OneDrive. As well as sharing some of the ways we currently integrate VR at JESS Dubai, I will explore my model for VR in Education which has been incredibly popular on social media. The climax of the session will see some of the features of Engage come into the limelight - from importing and manipulating 3D models to completely switching the location," Bambury told Education Journal ME.
Commenting on the future of VR in education, he added: "VR will become increasingly integral to education over the next five years or so. Right now it is still a nascent technology but as the cost to run full VR rigs comes down, it will revolutionise learning. Platforms like Engage are almost ahead of their time. As such this session will provide educators a glimpse of the future. What's particularly nice about Engage is that educators can connect to the session from a desktop if they don't have a Vive or Oculus Rift.
Date: Thursday June 15
Session1: 9:00pm UAE time (1:00pm EST, 6:00pm GMT)
Session 2: 10:00pm UAE time (2:00pm EST, 7:00pm GMT)
Registration: Participation is free but places are limited. To register for the event, visit www.jessdigital.com/engagecpd
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