Symposium: VR in Teaching - Barriers and Opportunities


Friday, 14 June 2019, 08:30 am — Friday, 14 June 2019, 03:00 pm

Location: NeW Space
Contact: VRTeaching@newcastle.edu.au

This symposium will bring together pioneers in the use of VR and AR in the Classroom. The aim of the Symposium is to bring into focus the current challenges, difficulties and benefits of this new wave of transformative education technologies.

Supported by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Services of the University of Newcastle, Professor Darrell Evans, as part of the NEW Educational Framework, we aim to bring together experienced users and potential adopters of simulation technology to share experiences, cumulate ideas and help shape the future of digital simulation technology at the University of Newcastle and beyond.

The event will feature Keynote presentations from:

  • Matthew Jorgenson, the Director of eLearning at St Stevens College, Queensland, on implementation of VR into secondary education;
  • Joe Milward, innovation manager from TAFE NSW on VR in vocational training;
  • Dr Jill Newby from UNSW on the use of virtual tools for large university classes;
  • Matthew Farrelly from Coal services on VR in educating professionals.

The day will also feature representatives from the SMARTlab soon to come to the University as well as other VR innovators from the University of Newcastle.

See a preliminary Symposium program here.

The Event is free to attend for UON Staff and Students. However, places are limited, please email us to confirm your attendance.