Today ETV was invited to speak about Virtual Reality and Drones for use in the classroom environment at the September MAETL (Manitoba Association of Education Technology Leaders) meeting. ETV was excited to share our knowledge and give educators and technology leaders a chance to experience these technologies in a hands-on way. The event was held at the Louis Riel School Division board offices.
The second 360° interactive campus tour is in production! At the beginning of this month, eTV was at the Stevenson Campus, home of the College’s aviation and aerospace sector, capturing still panoramas of the hangar, workshops, classrooms, and even the inside of a plane. The completed interactive tour will be available on Red River’s site in the coming months. Follow the blog for production updates and to see the completed tour.
This is the second phase of the RRC Interest Area 360° tour project. Developed in partnership with John Conklin of Student Recruitment and the Marketing & Web Presence department, these 360° tours will serve as a recruitment tool for prospective students, allowing them the opportunity to fully explore the diverse campuses and classrooms of Red River College.
eTV is excited to announce the launch of the first phase of the RRC Interest Area 360° tour project! Developed in partnership with John Conklin of Student Recruitment and the Marketing & Web Presence department, these 360° tours will serve as a recruitment tool for prospective students, allowing them the opportunity to fully explore the diverse campuses and classrooms of Red River College. Hospitality is the first interest area captured, with 360° views of Jane’s and the professional labs and classrooms of the PGI campus.
These tours also showcase eTV’s years of research and development of 360° panoramic photography, with beautiful high-dynamic range (HDR) photos of these locations. In early July, eTV will be capturing the Stevenson Aviation campus, which will be online in the coming months.
RRC’s college-wide professional development day, RED Forum, on May 25th, was a busy one for eTV. The day started with live streaming of the morning kick-off featuring a keynote by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, who discussed advancing student achievement and RRC’s evolving Indigenous framework. eTV contributed to the day with a presentation on the “Practical Uses of Immersive Media” and another joint presentation involving our partnership with the Science of Early Child Development project, “The SECD Journey – Around the World and Back Again”. Often our posts speak to the contribution eTV makes towards the college’s strategic initiatives but for this post we’d like to simply, and with appreciation, draw attention to the talented eTV team who always put in the extra effort to contribute and get stuff done. Cheers team eTV!!
This month eTV had the exciting opportunity to attend and participate in the Streaming Media East (SME) conference in New York City. SME is a three day long conference/workshop that brings together the world’s leading organizations and experts in live streaming delivery, such as Netflix, Google, and Facebook to present and discuss the latest in streaming technology and innovation.
The insight gained at the conference is extremely relevant to Red River College’s current strategic initiatives in increasing flexible learning options for students and broadening access to course content and materials. eTV has been utilizing streaming technology for over 10 years in course areas like Nursing, Paramedicine, and adult education with tremendous success. Given the increasing demand for agile and blended learning throughout the College, these workshops, demos, and discussions with industry leaders provided an opportunity to further explore and expand on the significant potential of this technology, as eTV continues to be a leader in streaming technology for Red River College.
If you have ideas or questions about live streaming, eTV invites you to come to visit our department to further chat and explore these options!
The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular round table networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.
Always at the forefront of emerging technologies in education, eTV is part of the PIF research team exploring the application of drones in education. This week eTV and research partners Eva Brown and Daryl McRae presented their initial findings, explaining how drones are becoming part of the educational landscape, and provided information, resources, and ideas for instructors and programs to provide opportunities for students to experience drones.
The team members have been researching feasibility, interest, regulations and legalities — while also becoming certified drone pilots themselves — to assist in the development of drone-based curriculum at the College. Brown says the RRC project team based its research on the New Media Consortium Horizon Report (Higher Education Edition), which forecasts the emerging technologies that will be integrated into learning within the three years. According to the 2017 report, drones are a technology that should be on the radar of educators across the world.
Last Friday, CTV and City TV dropped by our studio to cover the Manitoba Teachers’ Society’s professional development day. eTV and Teacher Education instructor Eva Brown hosted a lecture on emerging technologies in education, specifically in regards to drones, virtual reality and interactivity and games in education. This professional development day offered teachers the opportunity to experiment with these emerging technologies.
Over the past two years, eTV in partnership with the Medical Laboratory Sciences department has created immersive and interactive panoramas for three Microbiology Laboratories, showcasing different clinical environments: Red River College (educational), Westman Labs (urban), and Stonewall Diagnostics (rural). The success of these Microbiology panoramas has been recognized by students and professionals on a national scale.
The clinical setting for medical laboratory science students is diverse and unknown. Many of these spaces are restricted access to the public, so familiarizing/orienting someone to these environments is challenging. A student may not understand or comprehend the laboratories function within a rural community, which is drastically different then the tertiary facility. The panoramas allow for the exploration and understanding of these different environments that would otherwise be restricted.
Click on the icons to explore the three Microbiology panoramas:
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