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Monday, June 22 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Workshop: Ground Truthing and Virtual Field Trips

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Presenter(s): Oliver Dawkins and Gareth W. Young

This workshop will provide iLRN 2020 delegates with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of shared immersive virtual environments (IVEs) in the context of teaching and learning through co-creation. The workshop will outline methods for capturing digital media in-situ as teaching preparation or as a learning activity. In particular, the workshop will demonstrate how data can be captured by students from physical spaces and incorporated into online 3D models that can be experienced via social virtual reality (VR) software in the form of a 'Virtual Field Trip'. This activity highlights the role of the student in the selection and capture of 3D data representing their environment as a means of encouraging active learning through imaginative engagement with the creation of IVEs. The workshop will take participants on a virtual expedition into one such model to stimulate further discussion about how these environments can be used to promote active learning. While the session focuses on the use of captured media to establish the 'ground truth' of a location, the session will also consider the further potential of social IVEs as opportunities for storytelling, repositories of shared experience, and a means for experimenting with counter-factual histories and futures.

Speakers
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Oliver Dawkins

Researcher / Data & Training Coordinator, Maynooth University
Oliver Dawkins is currently researching the emergence of digital platforms that combine dynamic real-time data, 3D representations of the built environment and mixed realities to support planning and urban decision making. He is also Data and Training Coordinator on the Building City... Read More →
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Gareth W. Young

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Gareth W. Young is a specialist in human-computer interaction and is actively researching mixed reality technology (AR/VR) applications in creative practice with the V-SENSE project at Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on the evaluation of creative technology by applying... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
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