University of Glasgow VR Platform
University of Glasgow awarded $1 million to build a higher education VR platform.
19:30 26 November 2018
Academics at the University of Glasgow have been awarded £1million funding to build a higher education VR platform. The three-year pilot will be carried out in collaboration with digital reality experts Sublime and will use the latest technology to create teaching apps. The researchers will begin by building two high-tech VR labs or classroom that can accommodate 15 students at a time.
Professor Fiona Macpherson, principal investigator and director of the centre for the study of perceptual experience, said: "We believe that Project Mobius has huge and positive implications for educators and students.
"By harnessing the positives of immersive technology we will create a teaching experience that helps students gain insights and knowledge not currently open to them without VR."
Dr Neil McDonnell, research fellow in virtual reality and augmented reality, said: "This technology will allow students to travel inside a human body or take a visit to an important geological area from their lecture.
"The more students use the VR classrooms, the more data is generated on how students grasp and understand what they are being taught through this medium. This allows us to respond, evolve our approach and build exceptional teaching resources."