SEMT106 Beginner's Guide to Low-cost, High-impact Immersive Strategies in Higher Ed
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 23
Expo Hall: Emerging Tech Stage
Immersive strategies such as virtual reality offer promise for teaching and learning, engaging learners in a realistic and 360-degree environment. However, while the instructional possibilities are extraordinary, there have been two major challenges facing most classrooms; technology cost and instructional relevance. During this session, attendees will explore innovative immersive assignments for online and in-person courses and discover how to create effective and engaging immersive assignments on a public institution budget.
This session will explore a faculty member and instructional designer's path to successfully incorporate immersive strategies in online courses and face-to-face labs at a public institution. You will learn what you need to get started with collecting resources, utilizing free and open source technologies, and low-cost virtual reality alternatives. You will be presented with common missteps and solutions when incorporating immersive strategies for budget-friendly, interactive experiences. At the end of the session, you will have useful guidelines on designing interactive 360-degree videos, as well as a proven method to integrate these immersive experiences in learning activities.
In this session, you will learn:
- Which immersive experiences are most likely to create sticky learning
- The potential of interactive 360-degree videos and Google Cardboard for effective instruction
- How to locate and curate affordable immersive tools and softwares
- Which tools and software you can use to design interactive 360-degree videos
Designers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
CenarioVR, SeekBeak, Rapt Video, Google Earth Pro, Google Cardboard, YouTube Live, Ricoh Theta V, Samsung Gear 360, Photogrammetry, SketchFab
Associate Director of Instructional Learning Technologies
Maikel Right is the associate director of instructional learning technology with FIU Online. With degrees from the UF and FIU in the fields of cultural anthropology, healthcare, and business; his main research interests and publications are in cardiovascular molecular biology, aging, social media, anthropology, and online pedagogy. Maikel is also a faculty fellow at FIU's Honors College where he teaches online and in-person upper division courses, the CDO for a digital consulting company based in Miami, and serves on the board of VirtueCo, which provides art programs and resources for underserved youth in South Florida, the Caribbean, and throughout Latin America.