Happy New Year everyone. 2019 was a great year for eTV with lots of projects and operations contributing to teaching and learning excellence at RRC.
2020 comes in with another exciting initiative for eTV and CLPE, most notably the design and construction of an immersion room for teaching, learning, and research at RRC. An immersion room allows for the projection of images on all four walls of an environment (or dome structure) to fully immerse participants in a 360-degree sensory experience. The experience is similar to Virtual Reality but can be conducted in a collaborative environment for presentation or simulation exercises. For example, a Paramedicine student can practice stabilizing a patient in dark allay with sirens and traffic noise blaring or a student who is afraid of public speaking can practice their skills with a simulated audience before having to step in front of a real one. The opportunities for simulation and presentation are endless: safety, onboarding, data analysis, travel, art, architecture, construction, history, anatomy, technology, etc. From the photos below you can see we’re just in the beginning stages of pulling this tech together. The plan is for a room, approximately 9.5 by 9.5 metres (to be housed in Studio B), that will allow for some amazing sensory experiences in a collaborative environment. So, stay tuned or contact us for further details. Cheers!
Also check out the two videos below that show what an Immersion Room can look like and how it can be used for teaching and research (courtesy of CBC The Nature of Things).
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