EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2018 Highlights
NC State University was well represented at the 2018 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference held Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Eleven DELTA staff members attended the conference and shared back their key takeaways.
A New Reality for Online Education
Online instruction at NC State is taking on a whole new meaning, thanks to emerging virtual reality technologies and the DELTA staff members who adapt them for faculty and staff to use.
Cultural Competency Module Receives Campus Technology Impact Award
The First Impressions virtual reality module received a 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award in the teaching and learning category. Developed in partnership with the Global Training Initiative, the experience allows students to dive into the minds of a global project team.
DELTA’s College of Design Alumni Create and Share Experiences
DELTA’s New Media Development team includes several NC State alumni from the College of Design. We caught up with them to learn more about their experiences as students and how their backgrounds in design have impacted their creative work at DELTA.
A Work in Progress: Immersive VR Environment for LAR 457
As part of an exploratory grant project for a landscape architecture course, Postdoctoral Research Scholar Muntazar Monsur and Teaching Assistant Professor Carla Delcambre are working with a team of dedicated DELTA staff members to create an immersive, 3D environment that students can explore using virtual reality headsets.
Award-Winning Game Teaches Cultural Competency
First Impressions, a virtual reality learning experience developed by DELTA and NC State Global Training Initiative, took home a bronze medal in the 2018 International Serious Play Awards, which recognize excellence in games designed for use in K-12 or higher education settings.
Showcasing Games and VR for Education at ECGC
NC State was well represented at the 10th annual East Coast Game Conference with a variety of innovative and cutting-edge projects available for participants to experience. NC State proved to be a competitive force in the world of VR and emerging technologies.
DELTA Grant Update: Continuing to Incorporate VR into LAR
Since the completion of DELTA Exploratory Grant work in 2016, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kofi Boone has successfully incorporated virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) technology into his landscape architecture courses.
Exploring Immersive Experiences in Biodiversity
After wrapping up three video shoots at different locations across North Carolina, DELTA’s project team shared their experiences as well as the future vision of immersive experience and story-based learning in 360° environments.
Teaching Cultural Competencies Through Virtual Reality
NC State’s Global Training Initiative and DELTA staff have incorporated virtual reality in an immersive approach to teach cultural competencies to students and professionals in an online environment.