Transform Your Imagination Into Reality: AR, VR, and MR

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On 3/7/19 at 1:45pm, I attended the Online Learning Consortium Virtual Conference Session: Transform Your Imagination Into Reality: AR, VR, and MR presented online by Corinne Hoisington of Central Virginia Community College.

Transform Your Imagination Into Reality: AR, VR, and MR

Important note about the session:

***Warning: This session is for instructors who can handle extreme excitement and engagement actually using VR/MR/AR

 

Can it BE a reality?

The real world is not flat after all, so why constrain our online classrooms to experience the digital world on a flat screen? An online student may be isolated from the instructor and other students, this ability to be virtually immersed in another environment could be invaluable. Instead of just staring at a flat computer screen, students could be transported to a more traditional classroom environment, a chemistry lab, or even a historical moment in time anywhere in the world.

The shift from 2D to 3D is as natural as adding color to movies and television was in the 1950’s. In many ways, it is even more impactful. Virtual and Augmented Reality is changing how a student is immersed into our curriculum. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never before. An online student may be isolated from the instructor and other students, this ability to be virtually immersed in another environment could be invaluable. Instead of just staring at a flat computer screen, students could be transported to a more traditional classroom environment, a chemistry lab, or even a historical moment in time anywhere in the world. Experience ten different virtual reality educational activities for your online classroom including an Oculus Rift and Mixed Reality! Join us for the ultimate immersive experience!

Opening and Closing Statements

I am a fairly straightforward person. I learn by receiving information, discussing it, seeing its value, perhaps moving through a dialogue, and once recognizing the importance of a thing, I like to consider its practical value.

Corinne Hoisington is an enthusiastic cheerleader who is extremely excited, outgoing, and the kind of high-energy presenter who says “I can’t HEAR you!” several times before she will begin working. Frankly, this is something I cannot stand.

Corinne Hoisington is smart, she knows what she’s talking about, I just cannot stand her delivery.

My participation in this setting was very short. I saw the beginning portion, but once the presentation began, there was very little keeping me here, so I stopped caring and left. I just cannot work in those conditions. Again, Corinne knows her stuff, I just cannot learn like that.

Presenters

Lead Presenter: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College

Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year keynoting to college & university professors and online conferences in over 70 worldwide cities a year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft’s Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, Merlot Distance Learning, Texas Distance Learning Consortium, Capital One International Bank, London’s Executive LIVE 2017, and the International South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, TX. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming. Corinne presently has authored over twenty textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic such as the Android Studio Boot Camp, Dreamweaver Creative Cloud, Outlook 2016, Office 2016, Microsoft Windows, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.
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