As immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) become more prevalent, it is crucial to consider their wider impact on the environment and society. While these technologies offer exciting new possibilities for education, they can also leave a significant carbon footprint and contribute to e-waste. This blog post explores some of the sustainability related opportunities and challenges for education providers when using extended reality (XR) technologies.
The way we work is always evolving. Recent advancements in immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT are set to transform the way we work. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how such technology could change our workplace practices. We’ll also consider what skills an employee might need for the future workplace.
After a year and a half of virtual meetings, we were delighted to attend Coleg y Cymoedd in person to receive a practical demonstration of the college’s applications of VR and AR from their Strategic ILT Manager, Richard Fullylove.
The “metaverse” is making headlines, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and others. Chris takes a first look at the discussions that are starting to surface about this vision for future technologies and how they might impact education.
Scott discusses Jisc’s new 3D scanning service and what it involves for members at the recent Introduction to 3D scanning and photogrammetry for immersive content creators event at our Fetter Lane office in London.
As the #ConnectMore19 events draw to a close the digital practice Subject Specialists in Jisc share some of their highlights.
John Sumpter explores how education can be enhanced by the appropriate and seamless integration of technologies such as Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality that many are unaware can be used in education today. John also reflects on his findings at the UA Reloaded conference in Germany.