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The Division of Digital Learning’s Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) and Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab) will be hosting events in partnership with departments and colleges around UCF. The AVID events aim to promote the growth of a vibrant community of professionals within the VR and AR space. AVID will offer a platform for the sharing of real-world use cases and research through interactive tech demonstrations and presentations.

Learn More About AR/VR

Tune in to the monthly YouTube video series, Extended Reality Talk, hosted by Dr. Rohan Jowallah, Jacob Bates, Kathleen Bastedo, Francisca Yonekura, and Luke Bennett. The series brings together individuals with a passion for XR (AR/VR/MR). See Episode 1 below or visit the playlist to view more episodes.

This short presentation provided by Dr. Rohan Jowallah, an instructional designer with UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning, gives an overview of the current entry-level virtual reality headsets for consideration when planning a virtual reality session. Also, important pedagogical considerations are discussed for the implementation of virtual reality.

This is another short presentation by Dr. Rohan Jowallah that provides an overview of presence and immersion in virtual reality.

Previous AVID Events

Spring 2023 Agenda (Friday, April 07, 2023): Access Here

Fall 2023 Agenda (Tuesday, October 10, 2023): Access Here

Spring 2024 Agenda (Wednesday, April 24, 2024): Access Here

VR Device
Virtual reality headsets, such as the Meta Quest 2, can provide a virtual or 3D experience and are common with gaming platforms. Depending on the make and model, it may include wired or wireless controllers. The Meta Quest 3 is coming this Fall.
AR Device
While augmented reality (AR) apps can easily be downloaded onto a phone, such as games like Pokemon Go or Google Maps AR mode, these types of apps can also be delivered through devices like the Microsoft HoloLens 2 (above) or the upcoming Apple Vision Pro. These “mixed reality” devices contribute to the virtual experience with both 2D and 3D augmentation.
The Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) is a do-it-yourself media production facility located in Classroom Building 1 – Room 202 for the use of UCF faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. The FMC provides various technologies and services to help you create media content for your class or office. The goal of our facility is to make your experience easy and fun, while also providing an opportunity to practice with technology you may find in the classroom, or explore new ones that can enhance your recordings and media content creations.

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UCF AVID Community Group (MS Team)

VR/AR Association (VRARA)Distribution List

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