A network of four University of Toronto instructors have been successful in their application to participate in the new eCampusOntario’s Augmented and Virtual Reality Sandbox initiative. The aim of the program is to provide the opportunity to explore and report on curriculum integration of 3D models and AR/VR experiences across disciplines. eCampusOntario will provision 120 licences for Creator AVR, a cloud-based authoring environment that allows users to choose from a library of educational 3D models or import an external 3D model to view in AR, VR, or mobile touch screen mode.
Each of participating instructors will redesign a course to incorporate an opportunity for students to create, experience, and share interactive AR- or VR-based learning modules relevant to their area of study. Students will learn by auhoring the learning materials, and also through the process of reviewing the work of others in their course. Support and consultation on use of the platform for design activities will be provided by the Mobile Application Development Lab (MADLab) and the Digital Learning Innovation (DLI) portfolio.
- Christopher Garside, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream – Cell & Systems Biology
- Alexandra Bolintineanu, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Medieval Digital Studies
- Tony Tang, Associate Professor – Faculty of Information
- William Ju, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream – Human Biology Program