Augmented and Virtual Reality, an alternative platform for education?

Australia/Sydney 4:00pm | Tues 4th April
USA/Los Angeles 11:00pm | Mon 3rd April
Europe/Berlin 8:00am | Tues 4th April

Patrick Catanzariti – Founder of & PatCat Creative
Dr Luke McMillan – Dean, SAE Southern

Welcome to the second ‘Big Picture’ event!

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have the potential to have a significant impact in many industries, including the content and delivery of education services. Recent technical advancements and global investment in VR ($4b since 2010!) have accelerated the practical uses of VR far beyond flight simulators and gaming. But is it really an alternative platform for education?

This event features two perspectives from people who are already experimenting, teaching and pushing the boundaries in AR and VR. You’ll hear a brief history of A/VR, the ways in which A/VR is impacting various industries and applications in the education sector.

Patrick Catanzariti or ‘PatCat’
is the founder of Dev Diner, a site that explores developing for emerging tech such as virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and wearables. He is a SitePoint contributing editor for emerging tech, an instructor at SitePoint Premium and O’Reilly, a Meta Pioneer and freelance developer.

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Dr Luke McMillan holds a PhD in Game Design and undergraduate qualifications in Popular Music and Game Audio. Luke’s area of specialization is in the field of Rational Design for games and how nostalgia can be used to inform consumer models for game development.