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How Virtual Reality Can Transform Your Classroom by Empowering Educators and Inspiring Students
Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Brian Moynihan, Global Education Solutions Manager, Lenovo; and Becky Lane, Ph.D., Associate Director of Innovative Technologies, Ithaca College
Moderated by Shayla Rexrode, Global Education Solutions Manager, Lenovo
Sponsored by Lenovo who is focused on inspiring and empowering the future of learning.
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Virtual reality (VR) is a transformative technology that can inspire students and empower educators to take their teaching to the next level. VR has also been shown to lead to better outcomes such as greater engagement of students, increased focus on learning material, and better retention of information. This recorded edWebinar shows you how to make VR work in your classroom, giving an overview of the technology, tips and techniques, and lessons learned from years of real-world implementations in both K-12 and higher education settings.
Viewers will learn how to:
- Get started teaching with VR and learn about the benefits VR can bring to your classroom
- Deploy a Mobile Device Management system to easily manage a fleet of VR headsets
- Create VR content with tools like Uptale, A-Frame, and Mozilla Hubs
- Leverage tools like Veative as content for teaching STEM
- Assess immersive learning experiences
In this recorded edWebinar, Lenovo is providing guidance on VR solutions in education. Lenovo is the creator of VR Classroom, a combination of hardware, software, and services to drive new learning opportunities and skills for students. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 and higher education teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.
About the Presenters
Brian Moynihan, MBA, MSIS, MA is the global education solutions manager at Lenovo leading VR Classroom. He is a strong advocate of augmented and virtual reality to raise the bar for educational insight and mastery in higher education, K-12, and in other settings. He founded the AR/VR-related groups for faculty, for students, and for everyone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Becky Lane, Ph.D. is the associate director of innovative technologies at Ithaca College and leads the Center for Creative Technology, an open and collaborative resource where students can create and experience innovative digital and physical content, including AR/VR. In partnership with Lenovo’s Education team, she is running a “Teach the Teachers” pilot program using Lenovo’s VRS3 headset and the ThinkReality platform to show aspiring K-12 teachers how immersive media can supplement and surpass traditional media applications in teaching and learning.
About the Moderator
Shayla Rexrode has been an avid educator for over 20 years. She began her career as a classroom teacher and later as a district administrator in a large urban school district. She has also been an education consultant with SMART Technologies and a partnership manager with Discovery Education. Just prior to joining Lenovo, she was a senior research scholar at the Friday Institute where she researched, designed, and implemented professional learning for educators and educational leaders.
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