How immersive technology such as virtual reality can enhance learning will be the topic of Roane State Community College’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Forum on Wednesday, April 25, at the Oak Ridge campus at 701 Briarcliff Avenue.
Stephanie Shipley with Roane State’s Center for Teachings Arts and Technology will present the topic “Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension.” The forum will be from 3-4:30 p.m. in the City Room (A-111) of the Coffey-McNally Building.
A new generation of virtual reality headsets and software promises to revolutionize learning in the classroom, a press release said. During this presentation, participants will be introduced to concepts of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality that will include important technological and educational considerations and implications in all learning environments.
Pedagogical concepts and principles will be discussed, as well as how immersive technologies can be utilized in specific courses and disciplines, the press release said. Additionally, this presentation will include a demonstration of various immersive technologies such as VR headset apps and the Microsoft HoloLens, the release said.
Shipley is an instructional designer and adjunct instructor at Roane State. She has worked at the Center for Teaching Arts and Technology since 2016.
Previously, she was a K-12 educator at an inner city school in Knoxville. After pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in instructional design and technology, she realized that her passion for education shifted to adult learning and distance education. Shipley is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Memphis and plans to graduate in 2020.
For more information, contact Casey Cobb at [email protected] or (865) 481-2000, extension 2205.
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.