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Important Dates  

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Monday May 1, 2017
Location:

428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Interested in how virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are poised to impact education? Please join us for an Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) webinar as we learn more and share our own campus experiences.

Title: Virtual and Augmented Reality: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning

Description: Originally a fantasy of science fiction, virtual and augmented reality are quickly entering the education landscape. This webinar will review recent and upcoming developments in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as well as industry trends we believe will shape the future of immersive learning. VR, AR, and mixed reality are creating compelling learning experiences across the curriculum from STEM to digital humanities and medical education. Experiments suggest this is only the beginning—VR could become a social platform that will transform how we communicate, create, and collaborate. VR paired with AI engines would make personalized learning ubiquitous. As these devices and platforms enter our lives, how do we address the challenges of adoption and the design of immersive experiences that foster student engagement and creativity? We will identify devices, content examples, emerging practices, and strategies to help you kick-start your own VR and AR projects.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–12:50 PM Wednesday May 3, 2017
Location:

428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Deana McDonagh will share how she brings experiential learning into the classroom to encourage learning by doing. She will also share student project work that embodies this approach. Experiencing the experience of another enables students to design real solutions, for real people within real contexts. The session will be informative, enjoyable and a little hands-on for those who wish to experience being drunk or concussed without any long term effects.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Foellinger Auditorium

Description: Fall Graduate Academy & Grading Symposium
Event Source: CITL Calendar

iFLEX Armory Innovation Classroom: Opening Summer 2017

The iFLEX Innovation Classroom completes a trio of spaces conveniently located on the first floor of the Armory building. The Innovation Classroom, along with the Innovation Studio and Innovation Tech Hub, offers a unique space for students and faculty to explore, share, and create.

Different is Better

The iFLEX Innovation Classroom is the first general assignment classroom on campus to combine mixed furniture styles and heights with enhanced technologies, project space, and temporary storage in a studio-learning environment. Fully reconfigurable with seating for 45, this newest addition to the iFLEX family of classroom spaces is designed for a variety of instructional and programmatic needs.

A Place for Collaboration

The mission of the iFLEX Innovation Classroom is to encourage creativity in teaching and learning, and the exploration of ideas from all disciplines. It’s part of a constellation of spaces at the University of Illinois that are connecting faculty and students in new ways:

  • Across the Disciplines
  • Across the Campus
  • Across the Community

From exploratory courses and flipped classroom initiatives, to collaborations with neighboring departments and neighboring communities, the Innovation Classroom at the Armory serves multiple—and multi-disciplinary—programs and purposes.  

A Place for Discovery

Even as the landscape of higher education keeps changing, the power of place remains constant. The Innovation Classroom encourages exploration and discovery of all that this campus has to offer. Contact us to schedule a visit, or discuss instructional programming.