The Immersion Room allows projection of images or information on all four walls of a room at the same time, creating a unique 360º experience for teaching, learning, research, and communications. The experience is similar to a virtual reality experience, but in a group setting. In this room we will simulate environments that give students realistic and immersive experiences for sharing, imagination, and skill development.
In simulated environments, Paramedic students can practice stabilizing a patient in a dark alley with sirens and traffic noise blaring. Students who are afraid of public speaking can practice their skills with a simulated audience before having to step in front of a real one. Nursing students can practice attending to patients in a host of emergency environments while Anatomy students can journey through the human body.
Learning through stories that connect people can be experienced in an environment of rich and colorful illustrations, with immersive video and audio to motivate and inspire learners. Early Childhood Educators can discuss and share images related to community life anywhere in the world, while stories around Land Based Education can be shared in prairie surroundings reflecting beliefs and traditions.
Take meetings and presentations to a new level with live 360° streaming in auditorium settings that enhance collaboration. Employ room-scale data images for brainstorming, reporting, and visualization. Project maps, charts and interactive graphics for communication experiences that are dynamic, powerful, and productive.
Training and Support
Are you interested in creating your own Immersion Room experience for students or staff? If so, Emerging Media offers workshops and supports to get you set up and ready to build exciting projects and presentations in no time. Using a modified Power Point template, creating a dynamic presentation can be as simple as plug and play.
For more advanced projects, EMP and CLPE are available to assist with technical and pedagogical considerations related to teaching and learning in this dynamic environment. Immersion Room workshops can be tailored for your specific interest area and delivered to fit your schedule.
To date, the Immersion Room has been utilized for many engaging teaching and learning activities in a wide variety of program areas, including Medical Lab Sciences, International Business, and Early Childhood Education, as well as reflective viewings and sharing circles centred around our Truth and Reconciliation installation.
Interested? Want to learn more? Tap the contact button on the right, send us a message, and we’ll be glad to show you around and get you started.
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