The main goal of the collaboration between assistant professor Jordi Solsona-Puig’s class and the xREAL Lab was to integrate technology in the lesson planning, specifically the resources found through 3D and augmented reality (AR) from an equitable approach to designing learning experiences.
The experiences of refugees who survived the devastating earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey will be shown in 360-degree immersive footage captured by the panelists at the April 18 event, which will be presented virtually.
ITS Tech Talks at CSUSB will take place on April 6 and 7, 11 and 18, during which the campus community will hear from academics, students, staff, administrators and industry partners as they discuss and share their experiences in education, innovative pedagogies and research led XR projects to support diverse, equitable and inclusive teaching and learning spaces.
The CSUSB xReal Lab team hopes to not only raise awareness, but also increase empathy with the refugees in an attempt to increase humanitarian aid.
The presentation showed how CSUSB’s xREAL Lab uses embodied conversational agents in virtual reality to simulate realistic conversations for increasing students’ empathy and engagement.
Through the Next Generation Smart Classroom project, CSUSB has upgraded nearly 300 classrooms with leading-edge audio-visual communication technology.
Incoming spring semester CSUSB freshmen and transfer students will be provided with iPad bundles as part of the CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) initiative to enhance student achievement.
CSUSB’s laptop computer lending program, which expanded at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in giving more than 1,100 students access to computers and connectivity to the internet.
CSUSB's 5th annual Tech Talks will be held virtually on April 6 and 7 where faculty, staff and students can learn about various learning technologies.