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Experience and Discover the World of VR

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This introductory Virtual Reality workshop will provide participants with an actual hands-on 3D visual journey into the virtual environment. Get ready to put on a headset and explore various applications in our VR lab.

Program Description
We invite you to join us in exploring the Metaverse. The metaverse refers to a continuum of immersive digital experiences that will be available to users in the future and which will allow individuals to engage in a range of different activities in completely digital spaces.
In addition, to the planned virtual activities, the workshop will also present an overview of the available technology, headset options, input devices, body sensors, controllers and data sensor gloves. 
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will be at the center of the future digital transformation. According to a report by Valuates, the VR and AR market are expected to reach an estimated $571 billion by 2025.
Learning Objectives

1. Understand the Basics of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR): Participants will gain foundational knowledge of VR and AR technologies, including how these technologies differ and their potential impact on future digital transformations.

2. Explore VR Hardware and Accessories: Learners will be able to identify and describe the various types of VR hardware, including headsets, input devices, body sensors, controllers, and data sensor gloves.

3. Experience Hands-On Interaction in a Virtual Environment: Participants will engage directly with VR technology through hands-on activities in the VR lab, enhancing their understanding of the immersive experience.

Topic Outline
Workshop Topics will Include:
- A Brief History of Virtual Reality 
- Introduction to computer graphics and Human Perception
- Comparison of AR, VR and MR (Mixed Reality)
- Applications of Virtual Reality
- List of Free VR Apps
Special Features
All participants who complete this session will receive a Stanford Technology Training Certificate of Completion.
The live-online format allows for engagement and interaction.
Don Cameron

Don is the Instructional Design lead in Technology Training, and has been at Stanford since 1998. He teaches collaboration and communication classes, along with courses on Google Apps, Smartsheet, and survey design.


PDU: 3

CEU: 0.3

PDH: 3

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