Virtual Learning Center

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The Virtual Learning Center (VLC) will provide a space to be used for faculty and student interaction with virtual content that enhances learning.  Faculty and students will be able to explore and gain a better understanding of this emerging technology with Vive Pro Eye Headsets and a variety of games and experiences.

The VLC will be located on the third floor of the library and offer the following:

  • 16 Dell desktop computers: 3 standing and 13 sitting spaces
  • 13 wired Vive Pro Eye Virtual Reality headsets
  • 3 wireless Vive Pro Eye Virtual Reality headsets
  • Steam - Virtual Reality software. Offers experiences and games.
  • Unity - Software that allows Virtual Reality builds and customization. Users must provide their own Unity login. 

 

Experiences & Games

The VLC will have the following Virtual Reality software available:

Title Summary
1943 Berlin Blitz In September 1943, a BBC reporter boarded a plane on an allied bombing raid over Berlin. The incredible recording he returned with forms the basis of this breathtaking experience by BBC Northern Ireland and Immersive VR Education, putting you inside a Lancaster bomber as it navigates a most dangerous journey.
Becoming Homeless The Fundamental Attribution Error describes how we blame others when bad things happen to them, but blame the external situations when bad things happen to us. There is a misconception that losing one's home is due to who you are and the choices you make. Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience seeks to counter this belief.
Beyond the Walls: Smithsonian American Art Museum Go Beyond the Walls, a virtual reality experience that puts users directly in the museum’s galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Beyond the Walls blends photoreal imagery of artworks from SAAM’s collection with augmented elements to let users interact with and learn about the museum’s collection using a headset and handheld controller.
B. Braun Future Operating Room Experience how a surgery can look like in the future. Enter an innovative nanobot simulation and remove as many damaged vessels from inside your patient's body as possible.
The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell is an educational virtual reality experience that takes the user inside the human body. Travel through the bloodstream and discover how blood cells work to spread oxygen throughout the body. Enter one of the billions of living cells inside our body and learn how the organelles work together to fight deadly viruses.
Dreams of Dali Enjoy the remarkable marriage of art and technology in Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality experience from The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg, FL), as you explore Dali's painting “Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's ‘Angelus’.” Immerse yourself in the world of the Surrealist master like never before in this encounter, venturing into the towers, peering from them to distant lands and discovering surprises around every corner. 
Experience: Colorblindness Have you ever wondered how colorblind people see the world? Now you can experience it yourself.
Google Earth VR Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower. This virtual reality app lets you see the world’s cities, landmarks, and natural wonders. You can fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space. Earth VR comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more.
Nanome Explore chemistry and the nano-scale world from a whole new perspective. Build your own molecular structures out of thin air, explore the intricacies of a DNA strand or understand what medicine looks like at the molecular level.
The VR Museum of Fine Art The initial release of The VR Museum includes 15 high-fidelity sculptures, and more are coming. In addition, two famous paintings are included, scanned and rendered in crisp detail. In future releases, both collections of sculpture and paintings are sure to expand. The artwork is arranged thoughtfully into four exhibits, each with its own theme.
 

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