VR-Lab's Insights at SITRAP 2023 conference: Exploring Digital Technology's Role in Education

By Ramzi Hassan

Fakultet for landskap og samfunn, Sitrap, Senter for fremragende undervisning
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The VR-Lab participated in the SITRAP 2023 autumn conference through a panel discussion on the topic of 'Navigating the Intersection of Digital Technology and Practical Competence in Education'

Ramzi Hassan was invited to participate in an engaging panel discussion during the SITRAP 2023 conference. The discussion centered on 'The Intersection of Digital Technology and Practical Competence in Education'. Here are some key takeaways from his contribution:

Mission of the VR-Lab: The VR-Lab serves as a dynamic testing ground for cutting-edge 3D visualization technologies. Our primary objective is to stimulate innovation, enhance the learning experience, and promote collaboration across different fields by harnessing the vast potential of advanced visualization technologies, with a special focus on the transformative capabilities of virtual reality.

More Than a Research Hub: The VR-Lab goes beyond being a mere research center. It is a vibrant space for both teaching and learning. We strongly believe in research-based teaching, where students and researchers collaborate to uncover the untapped potential of emerging technologies and how they can revolutionize various domains. Virtual Reality isn't limited to gaming; it represents a groundbreaking technology capable of reshaping how we learn and conduct research. Its true power lies in its ability to spark creativity, ignite imagination, and provide fresh perspectives. At the VR-Lab, we see it as a tool for breaking down barriers in numerous fields, from planning and management to heritage preservation. The VR-Lab serves as a hub for creativity and innovation, where we harness advanced visualization technologies to expand our understanding of the world around us. It's not just a trendy gadget; it's a crucial instrument in shaping the future of education, research, and beyond.

Igniting Curiosity: One of the most captivating aspects of Virtual Reality technology is its potential to ignite the curiosity and enthusiasm of students for learning. The younger generation is already well-familiar with technology through gaming and mobile applications. By leveraging this familiarity, our goal is to channel their excitement into creative explorations of various academic disciplines.

Ramzi Hassan's insights at SITRAP 2023 shed light on the VR-Lab's commitment to pioneering new horizons in the world of digital technology and its impact on education and research. These takeaways highlight the transformative power of virtual reality and its significance in shaping the future of learning and innovation.

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