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VR Course Integration

The following are examples of faculty currently working with the Media Center to incorporate the use of the technology into their courses.

Taze Fullford

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

The Landscape architecture classes created designs using Sketchup, and then used the Microsoft Hololens to view their designs. This allowed students to see their designs as they would look to scale. It also allowed the students to envision what their project would look like if it were actually constructed. The Hololens gives students an idea of what their project will look like without have to spend the time and money needed to build physical models.

Dr. Stephanie Lemley

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Special Education

Dr. Lemley had her students be trained on the virtual reality systems and use the Apollo 11 experience in her Integrating Literacy Instruction class. The idea behind having the students experience virtual reality is to get an idea of how it could be used in the classroom. The idea being that students could learn or experience things in new ways. For Example, instead of just reading or watching a movie about the Apollo 11 moon landing, students could virtually experience the landing, and it could possibly lead to higher retention. Dr. Lemley’s class also explored other ideas of how virtual reality could be used in the classroom.

Dr. Kristin Javorsky

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Special Education

Dr. Javorsky is having her students go through the Virtual Reality training so that they can get an idea of how VR works. After going through the training, Dr. Javorsky is going to have her students do projects about how virtual reality will be useful for them in the elementary school classrooms.

Dr. John Rodgers

Department Head, Geosciences

Dr. Rodgers has brought visiting groups from the Caribbean to use the Virtual Reality Lab. The idea being that these students have an idea of what Mississippi State has to offer so that they can incorporate similar technologies on their campus. Dr. Rodgers has shown the students Google Earth where they can visit their hometowns, he has also shown them the coral reefs in virtual reality which can be helpful in their research.

Dr. Jenna Altomonte

Assistant Professor, Art

For Dr. Altomonte’s course Altered States, the DMC is training her students using the Oculus Rift training program “First Contact.” After the students are more familiar with the VR environment, they will begin to experiments with art applications like Tilt Brush, Oculus Medium, Oculus Quill and Google Blocks.

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