Low-Cost Immersive Classrooms: Making Digital Inclusion Accessible to Smaller and Rural Institutions
Monday, January 27, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Immersive classrooms allow students to become fully involved in interactive, digital environments. With funding from an IMLS National Leadership Grant, Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library and their Institute for New Media Studies have built a portable, modular, low-cost immersive classroom kit, providing space for 3D exploration and collaboration, data visualization, and interactive exhibits. The kit makes it possible for smaller and rural institutions to provide smart classroom technology without a large investment of time, funding, or building renovation. This session will share lessons from the prototyping process and advice for organizations interested in building their own immersive classroom kit.