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

Contact:
Jim Wentworth
jwentwor@illinois.edu

Important Dates  

Time:
2:00 PM Monday Nov 26, 2018
Speaker:

Curt Donelson

Location:

Armory Room 172

Description:

A hands-on exploration of the development process to create a simple Alexa skill and how to deploy to a device. We will build the skill together in the Alexa Development Console and use an Amazon Echo Dot to deploy it. We'll also discuss a current pilot with the Residence Halls that involves custom-made Amazon Alexa Skills here on campus.

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Tuesday Nov 27, 2018
Speaker:

Jamie Nelson and Lisette Chapa

Location:

TechHub - Armory Room 151A

Description:

CITL Innovation Spaces is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

All workshops are free and scheduled to last one hour. Details are listed, below.

Virtual Reality with HTC Vive, Oculus Go, phone-based viewers, and flat screens – Tuesday, November 27th at 10am at the TechHub (151A Armory)

  • Learn the many ways to dive into the world of virtual reality. Get hands on action with HTC Vive, Oculus GO, and Virtual Reality through a smartphone.
  • Requirements: none
Website: Link
Cost: Free
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:30 PM Thursday Nov 29, 2018
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations. We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location: Illinois Farm Economics Summit
Description: Illinois Farm Economics Summit
Website: Link
Sponsor:

Dept of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Wohlers Hall

Description:

TA orientation

Website: Link
Sponsor:

CITL

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Virtual Reality Lab

CITL's Virtual Reality Lab serves as a research and testing grounds for faculty and students interested in exploring the educational potential of existing VR experiences, or in developing and assessing their own interactive VR content. The VR Lab provides a full room VR experience (16'x 16') using the original HTC Vive head mounted display.  In addition, we have an Oculus Rift available primarily for seated VR experiences, and four Oculus Go's to explore the portable and social aspects of VR.

The lab facilities were designed to observe and record the behaviors and learning strategies of users as they explore educational content through this medium. Our staff have media production experience and expertise in shooting and editing of 360º video. Schedule a visit to discuss how we can help further your vr-related projects.

The Virtual Reality lab is a popular destination for smaller classes interested in exploring VR technologies. For courses that are teaching VR production and development, you may also want to request a tour of the Innovation Studio which sits adjacent to the VR Lab.