ChemCert is excited to partner with the Extended Reality Collaborative (XRC) as part of a joint project with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to bring new and engaging technology to students.
ChemCert and XRC faculty staff Andrew Hagan & Dr Eleanor Gates- Stuart spent 3 days in Wagga Wagga recently at their university farm to develop new interactive experiences for students by creating the first set of our 360 interactive learning videos.
The interactive learning videos will show different environments like chemical storage and transport. In these scenarios students can look around the environment, in a 360-degree video, and click on items that are incorrect. This will then show them information on what is best practice and what should be improved, through multiple choice questions.
Figure 1 Example of inside a chemical shed and areas that students can click on
The goal of these videos is for virtual “hands on” involvement for the student to enhance their learning, whilst being more relatable in their everyday situations. Students will have access to a variety of real-life interactions from wherever they are, whenever they want.
Figure 2 Example of transporting chemicals
ChemCert sees the importance of this project as we strive to keep our course content informative, up to date and accessible to students different learning styles. Understanding how our students learn is integral to developing positive and practical knowledge that can then be related to their own environments and work practices.
We hope these videos can be used in both the face to face and online courses, allowing students to learn and absorb information in a fun, interactive and safe way.
Figure 3 ChemCert has been working on a number of storyboards to build the interactive experience.
Partnering with CSU’s XRC, with their extensive interactive learning expertise and resources is a valuable partnership and we are both looking forward to a long term relationship in developing improved, accessible learning resources and outcomes for our students in many areas in the future.