In this episode, we talk with Nicole Zeidan, Assistant Director, Emerging Educational Technology and Learning Space Design, who shares her thoughts about the intersections of innovation, technology, teaching and learning.
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Imagine, if you will, that you’re a professor of medieval studies and you want your students to experience and understand the period. You could talk to them about the architecture of the Chartres Cathedral in France. But technologies at the recently opened LITE Center in the lower level of the Walsh Family Library will allow students to walk through the cathedral using virtual reality, getting a 360-view of the vaulted ceilings, the stained glass, and more. Or perhaps you’re a researcher studying a lesser-known site. You could borrow a 360-degree camera from LITE and photograph the site, then take the images back to the center to be rendered for immersive viewing. You might also create a podcast to discuss your research, or a video on greenscreen that uses the site as a backdrop. Continue reading