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“What is it like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Books allow us to imagine it, and movies allow us to see it, but VR is the first medium that actually allows us to experience it”, Nick Mokey, Digital Trends.
Come to The Library and visit VRoom, a dedicated VR and tech space to find out exactly what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Use the HTV Vive VR headset to try flying over the globe visiting exotic destinations, twirl a lightsabre on Tatooine, paint a 3D picture in mid-air, or travel inside the human body.
VRoom also has a 3D printer. You can download a plan from an open access website, such as GitHub, and use our 3D printer to make a model of something. We’re open to all uses so you’re only limited by your imagination and intent.
The purpose of VRoom is to engage the MQ community in creative thinking, enhance learning outcomes in the student cohort, and demonstrate how technology and research can augment one another.
You’ll find VRoom near the Collection Point on level 2 of the Library. Staff on the desk can demonstrate and guide you on booking. For more information and full tech specs see the VRoom Guide.
Used the space or have ideas or feedback? Use #VRoom to communicate your thoughts and ideas and engage with other likeminded users.
The first Academic Staff Awards was held yesterday, celebrating the Learning and Teaching Awards and Research Excellence Awards together. It was wonderful to see so members of the community gather for this celebration and inspiring to see students coming to support their teachers.
We’d like to offer our warmest congratulations to all the 2017 winners!
Faculty of Arts – Dr Govand Azeez, Julian Dight, Dr Christopher Forbes
Faculty of Business and Economics – Prashan Shayanka Mendis Karunaratne, Dr Liyu He, Alex Belli
Faculty of Human Sciences – Dr Anita Szakay, Annette Magee, Mandy Yeates
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science – Dr Mark Butlin, Dr Liz Schroeder, Associate Professor Taryn Jones
Faculty of Science and Engineering – Matthew Mansour
Dr Matthew Bailey – Innovative flipped classroom curricula for diverse student cohorts enrolled across multiple, integrated modes of delivery
Dr Karen Pearlman and Dr Iqbal Barkat – Facilitating student engagement, collaboration, communication and employability in screen production through a blend of intensive, online, student-led activities and face-to-face learning and teaching.
Jean-Christophe Froissard, Professor Deborah Richards, Amara Atif and Dr Danny Liu – Innovative learning analytics solution that enhance the learning and teaching student experience.
Dr Laypeng Tan – Excellence in designing and delivering innovative and connected curricula that transforms students and their learning journey.
Associate Professor Kerry Sherman, Dr Sue Ferguson, Dr Jessica Alcorso, Christopher Kilby, Michael Rampe and Michael Catabay – Providing an online, interactive and contextually-rich learning environment for undergraduates in the applied discipline of Health Psychology
Dr Kate Scrivener – Creating an authentic learning environment integrating evidence and professional experiences to enhance future physiotherapists’ management of individuals with complex neurological conditions.
Dr Kira Westaway – Reigniting student curiosity for Earth science by creating effective learning environments that support different learning styles and positively impact the student experience.
PACE international – Strengthens student employability and professional capabilities, while enabling them to become active and thoughtful global citizens. It provides undergraduate students from any discipline the opportunity to contribute to the work of an international community development organisation.
Dr Jana Lay-Hwa Bowden, Faculty of Business and Economics
Prashan Shayanka Mendis Karunaratne, Faculty of Business and Economics
Dr Wayne Warburton, Faculty of Human Sciences
Dr Verity Pacey, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Humanities, Business and Social Sciences – Dr Nathan Caruana – The Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Joint Attention: A Second Person Approach
Medicine, Science and Engineering – Dr Louise Kristensen – Identification and measurement of contemporary sources and exposure risks from lead emissions and depositions in Australia
Professor Paul Haynes
Humanities, Business and Social Sciences – Dr Carly Johnco – Using mechanisms of anxiety to improve treatment
Medicine, Science and Engineering – Dr Chris Reid – Understanding biological complex systems
Healthy People – Associate Professor Kerry Sherman – BRECONDA – a clinician resource to assist with surgical decision making in the breast cancer context
Resilient Societies – Professor Kathryn Millard – Reinterpreting Milgram’s Obedience Studies via Documentary Film
Prosperous Economies – Professor Mark Wiggins – Using Cue Utilisation to Measure Diagnostic Skills in Applied Industrial Settings
Secure Planet – Dr Kira Westaway – Dating the events that define our humanity
Innovative Technologies – Associate Professor Rich Mildren – Diamond Lasers: A Disruptive New Technology for Industry and Defence
Associate Professor Melanie Bishop
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