Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education

Can Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) help students to understand complex and hard-to-understand concepts? Could it give them a better sense of the working practice of a scientific field? 

During the workshop ‘Virtual and Augmented Reality in education', we introduce teachers to VR and AR, and what these techniques can mean for education. Join the workshop to explore the questions with us and get a head-start in applying innovative technologies.


The near future

In this workshop you will experience state-of-the-art Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies. What can we expect from these techniques in the near future and what are current limitations? How can you use these techniques to tell your story and increase the learning experiences of your students?

You will get an idea about VR and AR and what the differences are, and we will explore the possibilities VR, AR and 360 degrees video offer as tools for learning. Also, you can try on the new Microsoft HoloLens, that will be demonstrated to you in the workshop.

More about the Microsoft HoloLens in education
This workshop is open and free for all staff from Leiden University. You can join the workshop by filling in this form.

16 September 2016

14h00 - 17h00

Student centre Plexus, Leiden

This workshop is given by
Thomas Hurkxkens (CFI/New Media lab)
Robin de Lange (Virtual Reality Learning Lab)

For questions or more information, you can contact Leontine van Melle





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