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 virtual reality environment was introduced as part of the event, titled “Yesterday's Future: The Centuries-Long Quest For Virtual Reality,” hosted by the Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative.
In addition to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, this experience is the perfect opportunity for those who haven’t visited these campus locations in person to virtually walk around and interact with one another the same way they would in person. In this truly immersive experience, guests can also meet virtually and have conversations in real-time.
As part of a National Science Foundation grant, Cal State San Bernardino has earned a sub-award of $1.2 million over five years.
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.
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting is a premier event where faculty, IT personnel and industry partners explore different technology-driven approaches to broad learning issues and share expertise across institutions.
Sohail Dahdal will present “The Power of Immersive Media to Connect Diasporic Communities with Their Homeland” from 1-2 p.m. in person at the Pfau Library, room PL-4005, and on Zoom.
New technologies will enhance teaching methods and improve student success thanks to the Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative grant.