College of LAS faculty Laura Shackelford, Amy Clay, Bob Pahre, Cory Pettijohn, and Tricia Thrasher are featured in a recent cover story discussing the use of VR within their courses.
Read the full story here – https://las.illinois.edu/news/magazine
Justin Leiby, Associate Professor of Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellowship in Accountancy
“Vision 20/20: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight in XR and Immersive Learning”
iLRN 2020: 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
June 21–25, 2020
College of Media highlights a new Journalism course taught by Assistant Professor Chris Ball
Besides gaining an understanding of the history and application of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, students also designed their own immersive experiences (see links below). For example, students created virtual campus tours, games, and news stories.
VR@Illinois representatives visited the Consumer Electronics Show in January to test out the latest virtual and augmented headsets and explore the potential of haptics for education use.
Besides the 4K Pico Neo 2 shown above, we also had the opportunity to test the new 8K VR headset from Pimax. The Pico branded headsets are aimed at enterprise markets with no tie in to existing application stores like Steam or Oculus. The Pimax on the other hand is a consumer headset with the widest field of view available and an incredible 4K resolution per eye.
Jim Wentworth and Jamie Nelson from the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning led a conversation about virtual, augmented, and mixed reality and how advancement and philanthropy might benefit from these technological advances.
The Virtual Reality Club at UIUC has been working to perfect mixed reality recording and streaming. This demo video shows Daniel Connelly working on his Beat Saber skills.
Art & Design Instructor Chiara Vincenzi’s Fashion Illustration course visited CITL’s Innovation Studio to explore using Google Tilt Brush for quickly prototyping dress designs. Students spent 60 minutes to hone their skills and come up with a 3D dress design. The video above and photos below show the students hard at work. Scroll down to see a 3D representation of examples of the student work created.
The VR@Illinois network is hosting an informal get together on November 19th at 4pm. We’ll be meeting at the IDEA Lab in the basement of Grainger Engineering Library to discuss the recent seed funding of 17 Virtual and Augmented Reality proposals.
Join us to hear more about these projects and learn about the campus resources available to support your own AR and VR interests.
The VR@Illinois partnership includes the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, The University Library and Technology Services.