Friday 28 January, 10:00-11:00 , Herschel Annex
Laboratory skills courses are crucial in that they help students gain hands-on experience of doing experiments, better understand the theory behind them, see practical applications of their knowledge and skills, and provide a basis for future employment. These courses are part of professional accreditation for bodies such as the Institute of Physics and integral mode of delivery for many other programmes across the University.
Aleksey will discuss his experience of using Augmented Reality (AR) within laboratories to allow students to see the real and virtual world overlaid with each other. Within the demonstration you will see how when using a personal device, virtual objects (buttons, switches, cables, etc.) overlay with the real scenes and are made available for students to manipulate. With a switch to online learning, or to facilitate students learning remotely, the use of AR can be extended by using webcams located at the University to stream videos of real hands-on experiments live into students’ computers or tablets. With AR, students can handle virtual tools and perform the required tasks of experiments without stepping foot in a lab. Using AR can increase students’ perception and interaction with the real experiments and students will have a sensation that an activity is handled as if they would be physically on-site. Augmented Reality to enhance in person or online delivery of teaching materials has the potential to be applied across a range of different subject areas.
Join us for a live in-person demonstration of using Augmented Reality within University teaching spaces, with lots of time for questions and discussion.
This event is part of The Art of the Possible series of events giving you an opportunity to join the discussion about our future teaching and learning spaces on campus.