I want to start off by apologising for the lack of recordings from my #CPDinVR events of late. We've had some stellar guests on delivering presentations, speaking on panels or joining me for my Live From Dubai chatshow and for various reasons I've not been able to share recordings for the last few events. Thankfully, we seem to have turned a corner and I am delighted to share with you the full recording from the March 1st panel discussion session on VR for Art Education. I wa
In June 2017 I decided to try something new, something that hadn’t been done before in education – to host a professional development session inside virtual reality. I chose the Engage platform from Immersive VR Education as it was the best tool for this job and with the help of Immersive’s founder and CEO David Whelan and Engage’s lead developer Mike Armstrong, I set about coordinating what would be the very first #CPDinVR event. The image you can see below is actually one I
Guest post by Chris Long. “Hey Steve… I’ve got an idea.” Most people know to shut their ears and run for the hills when I say I have an idea. When I approached Steve Bambury and suggested I host a class in the UK and have him port in via virtual reality, he quickly pointed out all the technical challenges, but didn’t say no… It should only be 10 minutes, sandwiched between other events. It’ll be easy! It all started because I had been speaking to Dave Haynes of HTC. Dav
After a month off due to a combination of illness, moving house and a bunch of other commitments, I hosted the final #CPDinVR event of 2017 last night. This session was a panel discussion about AR and VR in education and joining me were Steven Sato from the USA, Alex Johnson who is based in India and special guest Hervé Fontaine - European VP of HTC Vive. We also welcomed one of our biggest crowds yet with educators from the UK, USA, China, the UAE and many more in the audie
On August 15th, I hosted the most recent #CPDinVR sessions inside Engage. The first was an encore presentation of the original session from June and the second was a new panel discussion exploring AR and VR in education. On the panel were Martin Bukacek (Community Shaman at Lifeliqe), Mercedes Bent (CEO of Ben Toppin and former VP at Upload VR) and Alex Chaucer (host of the #VREDUchat on Twitter and pioneering VR educator.) The team at Immersive VR Education added some amazin
Most of the time I'm talking about Engage, it's generally in relation to the #CPDinVR events (find them here) but the truth is that even though Engage is still in beta, you'd be hard put to find a VR app with such a wide range of amazing educational experiences. Engage is currently free to access and runs on Vive, Oculus or directly on a PC. This means that even schools with a single/limited number of VR headsets can access these amazing multi-user VR learning opportunities.