The XR Campus is ECIU University in virtual reality. The Virtual Campus is a huge milestone for the European educational community as it provides instant collaboration opportunities throughout Europe. Learners, teachers, researchers, and societal actors can access the Campus anywhere and anytime to immerse in interaction and co-creation fully. The ECIU challenges can be solved together, and the VR environment offers all kinds of opportunities for skills and competence development.
In virtual reality, people feel psychologically immersed as if they were physically present in the same space. ECIU University XR Campus provides new interactive spaces for communication and shared understanding, for example, meeting colleagues in a virtual park or a virtual classroom. The extended reality digitalizes tools that are traditionally used for shared focus in learning, like sticky notes and video presentations on the screen, in addition to drawing that is available in 3D. Virtual reality can also foster sociability and playfulness, integrating effects like flying and releasing fireworks, or impressing yourself in a 360-degree movie.
Building up a European university is all about experimenting and pioneering. With this pilot, ECIU University shows that the future of European collaboration in higher education is all about connecting our campuses and their communities. ECIU University is excited to find out how new VR technologies will enable us to work and learn together across borders. The for everyone accessible XR Campus will be a tool for working with stakeholders and challenge-based education, together with colleagues from all over Europe, naturally and innovatively. XR Campus is created by ZOAN in close cooperation with Tampere University.
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