Development of a strategic educational approach to the use of AR and VR

The future of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) applications are gaining ground as potentially game-changing technologies within industry, the workplace, to consumers, and also have the potential to engage students in innovative approaches to learning and teaching that have not been previously considered. In an educational setting, AR/VR technology opens new avenues for students to engage in a variety of simulation and collaboration opportunities within an immersive environment, thereby enhancing the learning experience for students using a mix of authentic and experiential processes.

Together Dr Irwyn Shepherd, Assessment Specialist from the Office of Learning and Teaching at Monash and Graeme Knowles, Principal Teaching Fellow, Warwick Manufacturing Group will develop a strategic educational approach for the use of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Engineering education at both universities, investigating new and innovative learning and teaching approaches that will have impact on education across the globe.

Principle applicants

Dr Irwyn Shepherd

Dr Irwyn Shepherd

Assessment Specialist, Office of Learning and Teaching, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Education, Monash University

Graeme Knowles

Graeme Knowles

Principal Teaching Fellow, Warwick Manufacturing Group

Co-applicants

Professor Rajendran Parthiban
Deputy Head of School - Education, Engineering, Deputy Head of School, IT, Monash University, Malaysia campus

Professor Steven Maggs
Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Warwick Manufacturing Group