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Location:
173 Armory Building
505 E. Armory Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
(northeast hallway)

Sign-up Hours:
http://go.illinois.edu/vrlab

Contact:
Jim Wentworth
jwentwor@illinois.edu

Important Dates  

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday May 30, 2018
Speaker:

Justin York (CITL), Katherine Jo (CITL), Lucas Anderson (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Does speaking in front of students make you nervous and self-conscious? Are you worried that your nerves could get in the way of your being an effective teacher? If you are like many people who feel anxious about public speaking and teaching students you barely know, then join us for this fun and practical workshop series. Through various exercises, we'll help you become more comfortable in your various instructional roles as "the teacher" and let your best self come through naturally when running a class and interacting with students. 

 

Part I will focus on the voice and breathing, Part II will focus on posture and movement, and Part III will focus on thinking quickly in front of the class.

 

Space is limited, so register soon!  Be sure also to register for Part II of the series, to take place June 6, and Part III to take place June 13!

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
Speaker:

Justin York (CITL), Katherine Jo (CITL), Lucas Anderson (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Does speaking in front of students make you nervous and self-conscious? Are you worried that your nerves could get in the way of your being an effective teacher? If you are like many people who feel anxious about public speaking and teaching students you barely know, then join us for this fun and practical workshop series. Through various exercises, we'll help you become more comfortable in your various instructional roles as "the teacher" and let your best self come through naturally when running a class and interacting with students. 

 

Part I will focus on the voice and breathing, Part II will focus on posture and movement, and Part III will focus on thinking quickly in front of the class.

 

Space is limited, so register soon!  Be sure also to register for Part I of the series, to take place May 30, and Part III to take place June 13!

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
Speaker:

Justin York (CITL), Katherine Jo (CITL), Lucas Anderson (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

Does speaking in front of students make you nervous and self-conscious? Are you worried that your nerves could get in the way of your being an effective teacher? If you are like many people who feel anxious about public speaking and teaching students you barely know, then join us for this fun and practical workshop series. Through various exercises, we'll help you become more comfortable in your various instructional roles as "the teacher" and let your best self come through naturally when running a class and interacting with students. 

 

Part I will focus on the voice and breathing, Part II will focus on posture and movement, and Part III will focus on thinking quickly in front of the class.

 

Space is limited, so register soon!  Be sure also to register for Part I of the series, to take place May 30, and Part II to take place June 6!

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Virtual Reality Lab

The Virtual Reality Lab in the Armory in now open and offering 30-minute reservable timeslots for anyone interested in experiencing virtual reality using the HTC Vive. This 20 x 20 lab will feature a full-room configuration including the Vive headset, sensors and interactive controllers that allow you to move through virtual environments and take control of your virtual experience.

In addition the VR Lab will serve as a research and testing grounds for faculty interested in exploring the educational potential of existing VR experiences, or in developing and assessing their own interactive VR content.

Research Goal

The Virtual Reality Lab has been designed to collect and analyze data pertaining to the learning affordances of virtual reality as well as the behaviors and learning strategies of users as they experience educational content through this medium.