ASERL Webinar: Learning in Virtual & Augmented Reality: Intro to Technology, Design, and Collaboration for High-Impact Educational Experiences

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Recent shifts toward social distancing and remote learning have highlighted a widespread interest in virtual and online resources for enrichment and instruction. Though the unique experience of engaging with collections cannot be exactly replicated in the virtual world, technologies exist that can provide opportunities to enhance and extend object-based learning in a wide range of ways. This session explores the opportunities and instructional challenges of encountering objects in virtual and augmented reality. We will use two of our Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships projects, one focused on middle schoolers, and one on college-age learners, as case studies, to illuminate the technological, theoretical, and design work required to create high-impact virtual learning experiences. Our goals are to de-mystify both the technology and design processes, and to demonstrate how they can be used to supplement rather than replace traditional object- and space-based instruction.

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This webinar is offered to staff at member libraries as part of the BLC's participation in the Professional Development Alliance. To learn more about the Alliance, and to see all available webinars, please visit the Professional Development Alliance page.