Together with my colleagues Dr Richard Carter-White and David di Muro from Macquarie University Library, we have delivered a presentation at the Immersive Technologies Interest Group (ITIG) Exchange. The presentation discusses our experience with the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in learning and teaching difficult heritage. In 2018 and 2019, Richard and I have incorporated VR as a tool for learning and teaching in the course ‘Heritage and its Management‘ that I have convened at Macquarie University. In the Macquarie University library’s VRoom, students undertake a virtual field trip to the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and Memorial to critically assess the possibilities and limitations of VR in representing sites of difficult heritage. Richard and I are currently further developing our interest in VR through a collaborative research project entitled: ‘Virtual Reality in learning and teaching geography’. In the video below you can view our 5-minute contribution to the ITG event.
The Immersive Technologies Interest Group (ITIG) Exchange is a networking event for Macquarie’s immersive technology community to share their inspiring research, developments and implementation activities in progress across campus. The event was held on the 29th of October 2019 at Macquarie’s Learning Innovation Hub (Sydney, Australia).
Many thanks to David di Muro and the Macquarie University Library for their ongoing support in delivering our courses and the kind invitation to present at the ITG networking event.