Your Name and Title: Chad Mairn | Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name: Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College
Co-Presenter Name(s): NA
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Washington, DC
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians, Educators, VR enthusiasts
Short Session Description (one line): Web 1.0 gave us the Internet. Web 2.0 gave us mobile and social connectivity. The next phase is giving us the Metaverse.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Virtual Reality (VR), a 3D simulated computer environment, is becoming more popular for entertainment, social interaction, and education. VR is starting to complement traditional education practices by immersing users into a space that is reflective of their physical world where students can now make the invisible visible, touch the untouchable, safely experience dangerous places, and much more. In this webinar,
- Learn what VR is and gain some ideas to show it’s huge potential for education,
- Understand how extended reality (XR) technologies and standards are helping create the Metaverse,
- Experience the potential of virtual/augmented reality meeting platforms that enables people to collaborate in a 3D virtual environment from anywhere on earth, and
- Explore some virtual mockups of outer space, art museums, avatar journalists, science labs, and more.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: https://spcollege.libguides.com/ilab