Events wp_admin July 21, 2022
2-PART SEMINAR SERIES

Immersive Learning in the Metaverse:
How to Bring Education to Life

SEPT 09 & SEPT 30 2022
ZOOM WEBINAR

About the event

The metaverse. It seems like everyone is talking about its potential to change the future of education, but few educators understand how it works.

This event features distinguished speakers who have practical experience incorporating immersive learning techniques in their classrooms. They’ll share the innovative strategies that they use to implement metaverse-related technologies in their course design. In addition, the KEEP team will briefly present our current metaverse-related projects and invite educators to take part.

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The metaverse is coming to education. The question is whether as designers, policymakers, educators, and parents, we can mold intentional and appropriate opportunities that are truly educational within this new and exciting context.
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Event schedule

The seminar will be hosted in two parts via ZOOM.

11:30 - 11:40
IntroductionBrief introduction to KEEP's metaverse-related projects.
KEEP
11:40 - 12:15
Main PresentationProf. Fingrut has pioneered the use of VR and other immersive technologies in his classrooms and will discuss how he uses these innovative techniques to elevate his students' understand of virtual and material spaces.
Prof. Adam Fingrut
12:15 - 12:30
Q&A SessionThe floor will be opened to any audience members with questions.
Audience
11:30 - 11:35
IntroductionBrief introduction to KEEP's metaverse-related projects.
KEEP
11:35 - 12:00
1st PresentationDr. Ervi Liusman will share about her explorations of using VR technology to offer immersive learning experiences to students of Hotel and Tourism management.
Prof. Ervi Liusman
12:00 - 12:25
2nd PresentationProf. SC Kong will share about his research on maximizing the effectiveness of blending physical and virtual learning through a metaverse platform.
Prof. Siu Cheung Kong
12:25 - 12:30
Q&A SessionThe floor will be opened to any audience members with questions.
Audience

Meet our speakers

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, CUHK
Prof. Adam Fingrut

The first seminar features Prof. Adam Fingrut from the School of Architecture at CUHK. 

Adam Fingrut is an Assistant Professor and researcher in architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), with a teaching and research focus on computation, fabrication, and construction systems.

Adam has pioneered the use of VR and other immersive technologies in his classrooms and will discuss how he uses these innovative techniques to elevate his students’ understand of virtual and material spaces. He has many fascinating insights and practical advice to share for any educators or students interested in one of education’s new frontiers.

SCHOOL OF HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT, CUHK
Dr. Ervi Liusman

The second seminar features Dr. Ervi Liusman from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at CUHK. 

She has developed three sets of VR trails: “A Walk in CBD and Wanchai District”, “Peak Galleria” and “Central Market”. Students can easily teleport from one location to another anytime to observe the city’s landscape and explore the architectural spaces.  There are also interactive descriptive information for students to learn about the design and functions of these spaces and how they are managed. Moreover, VR can further enhance the student learning through “Internationalization of Curriculum” and “Student-as-Partners (SaP)”.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, EdUHK
Prof. Siu Cheung KONG

The third featured speaker is Prof. SC Kong from the Education University of Hong Kong.

His talk will share the development of metaverse literacy of a University in Hong Kong. He’ll introduce three metaverse-related activity rooms for demonstrating immersive learning and STEM activities. One of the activity rooms is the extended reality room for group activities. He will then share teaching and learning activities organized for staff and students to experience those popular virtual reality technologies and metaverse platforms for teaching and learning.

Prof Kong will also  highlight a research agenda on maximizing the effectiveness of blending physical and virtual learning through a metaverse platform.

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