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    STEPTech Autumn Seminar Series: Part 3 - Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Immersing students in virtual and augmented reality

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Staff in academic, technical and professional job families who are involved or interested in the delivery and/or support of teaching, learning and assessment


As a leading international technological university, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) carry tremendous potential for learning and teaching at Strathclyde. 

In this half-day workshop, Matt Ramirez – Futures Senior Innovation Developer at Jisc – will explore some the many ways in which VR/AR can deliver enhanced education experiences.

Participants will have the opportunity to try out a range of innovative technologies, including VR tools that Jisc have developed for cutting-edge, collaborative EU projects.

The workshop will also offer lessons on how teachers can bring VR/AR into the classroom on a very tight budget and solutions for making things easy. 

Today’s students will probably be using technology that is just emerging now when they start their first jobs after graduating from college or university, so it’s important that they get to grips with it now” – Matt Ramirez

This workshop is a valuable opportunity for CPD that will encourage a group of colleagues to begin reflecting, experimenting with and sharing practice about the use of VR/AR in their teaching.


NOTE: Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, numbers are limited. However, additional spaces may be opened to participants on the waiting list. 

Draft Agenda 

Welcome and Refreshments 

  • Introduction to VR/AR technology: the history, reasons of failure in previous decades and why the time is right for mass adoption
  • Lessons from Jisc’s involvement in VR/AR projects: best practice, lessons learned and potential barriers
  • Demonstrations: AR content videos and live examples via Screen


  • Breakout session: VR hands-on demonstration around learning spaces on HTC Vive (mirrored on screen)
  • Tools for creating assets and experiences on tight budgets and timescales
  • Predictions for the future: ways current VR/AR technology can further be enhanced with new tech such as haptics, AI, quantifiable self, IoT (e.g. wearables to measure and manage personal data)

Open question session

Delivered By: Matt Ramirez (Futures senior innovation developer at JISC)



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