The Educational Potential of Virtual Reality

The Educational Potential of Virtual Reality

The relatively recent adoption of virtual reality (VR) in higher education stems from overcoming previous obstacles such as cost, access to equipment, and acceptance. As a result of changes in availability, educational technologists can now provide positive VR experiences for faculty, hopefully increasing their acceptance. Virtual reality opportunities offer many experiences for students that are not possible in the real world, such as 360 videos of historical events, hands-on opportunities that help promote empathy, and first-hand encounters with the circulatory system.

Maker Monday – Make your own Holiday Decorations

Maker Monday – Make your own Holiday Decorations

Learn how to set up a project in Adobe Illustrator to make Christmas Decorations on the Laser Cutter. Download Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Illustrator at acu.edu/adobe.

Helpful Links:

Epilog Laser – https://makerlab.online/tools/epilog/

Epilog Laser Mini – https://makerlab.online/tools/epilog/

Boss Laser – https://makerlab.online/tools/boss/

Make a Reservation – https://makerlab.online/reserve/

Creativity in the Classroom: Engaging Students in the Creative Process

Creativity in the Classroom: Engaging Students in the Creative Process

Educause 2020 Virtual Presentation

Amos Gutierrez, ACU Adobe Ambassador, and Dr. Marisa Beard, Director of Educational Technology and the Innovation Foundry, present on the topic, Creativity in the Classroom: Engaging Students in the Creative Process. Amos and Marisa explore what creativity is, why it is important, and what ACU is doing to help students engage in the creative process.

Creativity plays an important role in our lives both professionally and personally. It allows us to think differently, to discover more effective and efficient ways to work and serve others, to invent, and to solve problems. It is not an easy task to engage in the creative process, to try something new, to take risks, and to not fear failure, but it is a worthy task and a needed task.”