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Pre-Conference Workshop A8

A8 - Learning in an Immersive Online Multiplayer 3D/VR Environment

Date Wednesday, Nov 22  Time   –    Room Schoeneberg   Price: 90.00 €   Status: places available

OEB speaker Henk Massink

Henk Massink

Senior Lecturer Civil Engineering, Ambassador of Blended Learning (ICTO Coach) , Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

OEB speaker Sander Peters

Sander Peters

Game Developer, AVANS HOGESCHOOL, Netherlands

This pre-conference workshop introduces participants to an online multiplayer 3D VR learning environment initially designed for Civil Engineering students, with plans for its future application across other subjects.

Within this environment, students create avatars and collaborate in groups to complete assignments, with their progress stored in a database accessible to instructors. This interactive 3D world enables students to directly experience the consequences of their actions and calculations, while the multiplayer feature promotes collaboration and teamwork.

Throughout the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to fully engage with educational content within a 3D VR setting. This hands-on experience offers a direct understanding of the advantages and potential of immersive learning. Participants will actively partake in interactive tasks, simulations, and visualisations, gaining insights into how a 3D VR environment can foster greater engagement compared to conventional methods.

Furthermore, participants will directly observe how interaction with 3D VR technology and collaborative learning spaces nurtures essential skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and adaptability to new technologies

The overall workshop agenda includes

  • Introduction to the project
  • Immersion in the learning environment (creating avatars)
  • Completion of assignments in 3D/VR
  • Discussion about potential applications of the learning environment.

Audience

The workshop's target audience encompasses anyone interested in utilising 3D VR for educational purposes.