Virtual Reality Conference

Camilla Finlay Trying Virtual Reality Goggles.

CHDS Media Hub lead Jake Waxman, representing CHDS and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, attended the conference “Reality in Higher Ed (Virtual, Augmented, Mixed): Ready for Prime Time? with collaborator Camilla Finlay from the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator. The conference focused on uses of virtual and augmented reality for educational purposes, with a panel discussion of the benefits and the challenges of implementing alternate realities in the classroom.

Alternate reality systems provide opportunities for distance learning and professional training. “The benefit of distance learning with the products associated with these technologies is how they could be used to facilitate global classrooms, and expanding education to the many corners of the world,” Waxman shared, adding, “it is important to ensure that new technological opportunities advance teaching methods, not hinder them.”

More about the CHDS Media Hub

The CHDS Media Hub combines a physical brainstorming space with a laboratory-like digital environment to prototype, pilot and produce educational multimedia for teaching, learning and policy translation. If you are interested in collaborating with the CHDS Media Hub, please contact the Media Hub Director, Jake Waxman.

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