Immersive Environments for Absolute Beginners​

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Tuesday 28th April






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An online webinar as part of Leeds Digital Festival.

Today’s immersive tech seems to offer unlimited possibilities. You don’t have to look far to find breath-taking examples from areas as diverse as education, engineering, marketing and many more.

But developing such experiences is still out of reach for many people. They are complex projects requiring a lot of skill, time and money. Maybe one solution is to focus on simpler technology – such as 360 photography, 3D models and augmented reality – and define an approach that allows these to be used imaginatively.

This presentation will demonstrate some practical steps to help you build immersive materials. It will focus on the concept of small ‘elements of immersion’ and how these can add value to your existing work.

We’ll highlight some affordable technology, and freely available alternatives, for capturing your environment using 360-degree photography and 3D scanning. We share some easy to use resources to help you get started with 3D models. And demonstrate how simple examples of augmented reality can combine the real world with the virtual.

About Us

This presentation is by the Distance Learning Unit at Leeds Beckett University. Our remit is to develop high quality, best practice, online learning material to support the diverse needs of our students. Today, we have 40 online postgraduate courses in subjects as diverse as Psychology, Education, Built Environment, Business, Law and Computer Security. These have attracted over 1000 students from 64 different countries ​who now engage with the University’s tutors, resources and support services entirely online.

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