Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities: The Possibilities and Limitations

Scheduled Dates

March 24, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Description
Status: 

Augmented, virtual, and mixed realities have many obvious benefits for learning, work, and social engagement. However, they also pose several ethical concerns that need consideration before they are fully embraced. It is critical for librarians to understand these realities to determine how they can be best used in the library as well as how library users may want and need to interact with them.

In this session, the instructor will share examples of how augmented, virtual, and mixed realities are being used in a variety of settings. She will then lead a discussion of current use cases and potentialities for future growth. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm use cases in their libraries for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies.

Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives
  • Attendees will discover ways augmented, virtual, and mixed realities are currently being used
  • Attendees will consider the possibilities and limitations of augmented, virtual, and mixed realities
  • Attendees will brainstorm ways augmented, virtual, and mixed realities can be used in library settings
Homework Expectations
  • Students will hand in exercises reinforcing RDA concepts and will complete MARC-based descriptions for resources, applying RDA rules.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
2
Instructor
Lauren Hays - learning@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00