As part of the OnCreate project, Clive, Stephen and Martyn recently facilitated a series of workshops that explored VR technologies, methods and approaches, in collaboration with our Erasmus partners from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). Mutual peer feedback was facilitated through weekly video conferencing between the two partner universities, whilst learning materials were made available prior to the workshops through both a dedicated website and social media channels. Each week tutors monitored progression of student teams and provide both technical and intellectual support.
‘The Mixing of Realities’ OnCreate course was a series of weekly workshops that explored new and emergent VR technologies (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung GearVR, etc.). The course focussed on developing concepts for Virtual Reality, providing an opportunity to foster online collaboration between student groups at LSFM and TAMK. Students worked in local groups to develop VR concepts that addressed a shared brief (‘overcoming barriers to learning’), with final concepts being presented as part of TAMK International Week (24-28 April 2017).