Re-imagining learning: Augmenting Learning in Higher Education

25 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PLNT, Langegracht 70, Leiden

On 25 June 2019, Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (LDE) Centre for Education and Learning will join forces and organise an afternoon to discuss the opportunities and challenges brought about by the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in education and research.


12:00 Walk-in lunch and Registration

13:00 Opening CEL and CfI
Michelle Olmstead (director Centre for Innovation) and Marcus Specht (director LDE CEL) will kick off this event. Carel Jansen (Centre for Innovation) will be your host for the day.

13:10 Keynote: A travel guide to immersive learning spaces 
by Thomas Ginn, Jelger Kroese and Leontine van Melle (Centre for Innovation)

AR/360º VR apps built and tested at Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation

Four years ago, Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation embarked on the journey of exploring immersive learning opportunities in higher education. Thus far, the journey has yielded a variety of AR and 360º VR applications. These apps take unique learning environments such as surgeries, forests and archaeological sites into the classroom, teaching students about the process of a kidney transplantation, the effects of climate change, and the risks of archaeological field work. In this keynote the Centre for Innovation will share their lessons learned on the technological, educational and organisational aspects of this explorative adventure. Fasten your seatbelts!

13:35 Premiere – CfI and LUMC present:
AugMedicine: a new HoloLens application about Lung cases for the Medical curriculum

with Leontine van Melle, Jelger Kroese, Arianne Pieterse, Franka Luk (Centre for Innovation / LUMC)

13:45 Coffee break and Project Market & Session Pitches
Grab a coffee and visit our market stalls and learn more about innovative applications of AR and VR.

14:00-16:00 Parallel Programme:

14:00-16:00 Project Market CfI – Multiple locations

14:00-15:00 Research Session: Towards a joint AR/VR research framework!
with Marcus Specht – Plant L

15:00-16:00 Industry Session with Timo Kos – Plant L

16:00 Fishbowl discussion: Lessons learnt, where do we foresee AR / VR going in the future – in education and beyond?
Moderated by: Carel Jansen and Donna Schipper (Centre for Innovation)

16:30 Keynote: Designing for Engagement using Mixed Reality and Applied Games
by Assoc. Prof. Stephan Lukosch (TU Delft)

Science Fiction authors Orson Scott Card, Tad Williams and Vernor Vinge forecast a vision on applied games and mixed reality in the future. In several years from now, mixed reality game environments will be more engaging than ever before. They will empower distributed users to interact with the mixed reality environment and with each other. Users will have a high perception of presence and be aware of the environment around them. This presentation discusses different dimensions for creating engaging experiences alongside results of recent research projects using mixed reality and applied games in the safety & security, health and sports domain. It closes with a summary and an outlook on future work directions.

17:00 – 17:30 Drinks and Bites

Join us!

We will be building on the Think Outside the Books event we hosted the past November, make sure to check this story to see what you can expect.

We hope to welcome you in Leiden to witness an afternoon of inspiring presentations and take part in the discussion! You can find more speakers, program information and news soon on the CEL-website.

The event is held at PLNT, Leiden, and begins at 12:00 (until 17:00).

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