ARMORY INNOVATION SPACES
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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

Illinois Innovation TechHub

In 2017 the Center of Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) will open the Illinois Innovation TechHub, a single space that not only houses a variety of innovative technologies for visitors to learn about and explore hands-on, but also a hub for the campus community to share their ideas, expertise, and to encourage collaboration across disciplines.

Mission

To provide an immersive and engaging environment for visitors to explore, learn, and share how innovative technologies can enhance teaching and learning. To elevate and accelerate the conversation about emerging technologies at the University of Illinois and how they can transform formal and informal education.

Key Experiences

  • Explore the latest emerging technologies (and some tried-and-true ones as well)
  • Learn how you might leverage these new technologies on campus
  • Share your experience and ideas with others

Research Goal

By researching and monitoring the latest technology trends in education, the TechHub focuses on identifying emerging and innovative technologies that have potential application across campus.

Special Events

Throughout the year the TechHub will highlight a wide variety of technologies with applications in education. In addition, a variety of other special events and guest speaker series will provide opportunities for attendees to learn more about new tools with the potential to transform education. These events may include TED talks, guest seminars, RSO activities, technology exploration sessions, presentation peer review sessions, and Pecha Kucha style engagements to increase transdisciplinary awareness and get people talking.