360 VR by O&S, 4TU | Danielle Ceulemans
A 360 degrees virtual video tour could be a proper alternative for a field trip
Professor Merle de Kreuk gives the course Introduction to Water Treatment for bachelor students at Civil Engineering. Only 20 students of the 200 students can participate the field trip to a wastewater treatment plant. Unfortunately, there is no time in the curriculum and plant to provide multiple field trips.
A field trip makes students enthusiastic about the topic and enhances a complete understanding of the theory. A 360 degrees virtual video tour could be a proper alternative and addition to the course to serve 200 students instead of 20. A 360 degrees virtual tour can be re-used, altered to specific needs, can be seen in student’s own pace, is accessible at any time and place and therewith provides a flexible learning experience.
The 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education (4TU.CEE) is researching evidence-based innovations at the Delft University of Technology and coordinates this project. The 360 virtual tour is co-designed with the course staff and the NewMedia Centre. The tour will be implemented in 2018/2019 and the learning effects are monitored and analysed by the 4TU.CEE.