On 25 June 2019, Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation and the Centre for Education and Learning will join forces and organise an afternoon to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the use of AR and VR in education and research.
Augmenting Learning in Higher Education is meant for professionals coming from science, education and the creative industry. Together we want to discuss what impact AR and VR could have on education and research. The program will cover a keynote, panel discussion and a project market, to experience the ongoing VR and AR projects firsthand.
12:00 Walk-in and Registration
13:00 Opening Speech
Michelle Olmstead (director Centre for Innovation) and Marcus Specht (director LDE CEL) will kick off this event. Carel Janssen will be your host for the day.
13:15 Keynote: A travel guide to immersive learning spaces
AR/360º VR apps built and tested at Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation
Four years ago, Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation embarked on the journey of exploring immersive learning opportunities in higher education. Thus far, the journey has yielded a variety of AR and 360º VR applications. These apps take unique learning environments such as surgeries, forests and archaeological sites into the classroom, teaching students about the process of a kidney transplantation, the effects of climate change, and the risks of archaeological field work. In this keynote the Centre for Innovation will share their lessons learned on the technological, educational and organizational aspects of this explorative adventure. Fasten your seatbelts!
13:40 Coffee break
13:45 Project Market
Grab a coffee and visit our market stalls and learn more about innovative applications of AR and VR.
15:00-15:50 Parallel Workshop sessions
Research Session: What is the added value of AR/VR for education research?
Industry Session: What are products trends and current applications?
16:00 Panel & Wrap up
16:30 Keynote: Designing for Engagement using Mixed Reality and Applied Games
Assoc. Prof. Stephan Lukosch, TU Delft
Science Fiction authors Orson Scott Card, Tad Williams and Vernor Vinge forecast a vision on applied games and mixed reality in the future. In several years from now, mixed reality game environments will be more engaging than ever before. They will empower distributed users to interact with the mixed reality environment and with each other. Users will have a high perception of presence and be aware of the environment around them. This presentation discusses different dimensions for creating engaging experiences alongside results of recent research projects using mixed reality and applied games in the safety & security, health and sports domain. It closes with a summary and an outlook on future work directions.
17:00 Drinks and Bites
We hope to welcome you in Leiden to witness an afternoon of inspiring presentations and take part in the discussion! More information on speakers, programme and news will follow soon.
Do you know anyone, besides yourself, who wants to go beyond her/his own field of interest and wants to network with others with innovative mindsets? Forward our save-the-date, or direct them to our website.
We hope to welcome you in June!