On our blog you can find:
- Practical tips on using VR in education;
- Output from our research projects;
- Guides to create your own VR content &
- Updates about the VR Learning Lab.
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In the summer of 2017 we have improved our customer experience and documented what we think is important for the best care of our students. We created new Terms and Conditions and an official complaint procedure to make sure that we can deliver services of the highest quality.
This effort was rewarded, the Virtual Reality Learning Lab is now a ‘CRKBO registrated institution‘. This also means that we can deliver services in the Netherlands which are exempted from sales tax.
On October the 11th 2017, the new edition of the Honours Class Learning through Virtual Reality will start! The course is primarily meant for bachelor students who follow an honours track at Leiden University. However, the Honours Academy allows for a few master students each year, which can be specifically interesting for Media Technology students. Please notice however that honours classes are extracurricular and cannot be counted as an elective course. They will be mentioned on your diploma though.
Bachelor students from Leiden University can register for the course on this page, master students on this page. Are you a student from another university? Please contact us, perhaps we can arrange something.
After an enjoyable meeting with independent education journalist Carla Desain, an interview with Robin was published in education & ICT magazine Vives. Below, you can read the entire piece, focusing on a virtual tour in Google Expeditions, designing in VR and future research.
(Translation to English is pending)
Je kunt met VR heel goed de praktijk in de klas halen
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In April, professionals from all across Dutch educational spectrum took part in our Masterclass “Virtual Reality in Education”. Over the span of four sessions, we discussed in what ways VR could provide innovations in education, followed by the participants figuring out for themselves how to utilize and create VR applications. Aside from teachers in primary-, secondary- and higher education, some of the participants revealed a background in business, allowing a wide variety of knowledge to be shared between different fields.
On June 7th, LiketoShare will organize the “Learning with VR” convention. There, Robin will provide a lecture on experimenting with Virtual Reality in higher education. What feasible ways are available to start an experiment? And how do you involve students with this process?
We expect it to be an educational day, with many intriguing visitors!
Kennisnet is organizing their yearly Onderzoeksconferentie (“Research Conference”) on the 28th of June 2017. Here, Robin will present a pitch of his research on Virtual Reality in education.
A short article is already available on their website. Will we see you at the conference?
A lot of teachers and educators we talk to turn out to be excited about the possibilities of Virtual Reality in the classroom. Seeing how impressive Virtual Reality experiences can be, we are not surprised by this. VR allows you to visit historical battles, active volcanos, constructions and archeological sites. With VR, you can study microorganisms, complex datasets or mathematical figures. For students of all ages, VR offers the ability to examine abstract educational material from a new and different perspective.
Additionally, the opportunity to create just about anything in Virtual Reality can be quite alluring. Ways to develop continue to improve, creating new possibilities every so often. During each workshop we organize, we discover new and exciting ways to apply VR.
Many schools and educators wish to start experimenting with Virtual Reality in their classrooms. The question is: where to start? In this post, we discuss a number of ways you can start using Virtual Reality in your classroom.
We can look back on a very successful first VR Learning Lab Meetup! Even though the KNMI declared code orange because of an impressive storm, many found their way to HUBspot. There were drinks, snacks, many VR demonstrations and interesting presentations by four student groups.
We would like to thank everyone, especially all the students, for contributing to this exciting event! We’re planning to organize next meetups in the future. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in presenting a project.
Reporter Wilfred Simons from Leidsch Dagblad visited as well and wrote an article on the event, which you can read here .
On the 23rd of February we organize the first VR Learning Lab Meetup. You can experience a few of the Honours Class VR projects and have drinks and snacks.
17.00: Opening and welcome talk by HUBspot
17.30: Opening by Robin de Lange, initiator of the VR Learning Lab
17.45: Project Presentations
18.30: VR Demos + Food and Drinks
You can try out a few of the cool VR projects that have been developed by students and researchers that are connected to the VR learning lab, while enjoying drinks and snacks.
Chromatin in VR
Understanding protein folding with immersive data visualization
Joey Brasspenning & Joost Wardenier
Talking to Aliens
Deciphering spatial grammatical structures in a self-made language
Marianne de Heer Kloots & Gosse Minnema
Project Anger Induction
Can Virtual Reality help children in anger management?
Nesse van der Meer & Pieter Rohrbach
Collaborate to identify dinosaurs
Han Lie, Gosse Mol & Roos Hoefnagels
This event is also the official opening of the office of the Virtual Reality Learning Lab.
You are very welcome to celebrate this with us on Thursday February the 23rd 17:00 – 20:30 @HUBspot, Langegracht 70 Leiden.
Our event is part of the weekly OpenHUB, which makes this a great opportunity to visit HUBspot.