Virtual Reality: Viewpoints on a new Medium

Viewpoints on a New Medium

EDUC 490V 96A | non-credit
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If the medium is the message, what is virtual reality saying about the content it conveys about a digitally recreated real world? One view of such a reality is the theatrical stage where all of us, to paraphrase Shakespeare’s As You Like It, become players. Virtual reality thus offers the field of educational technology a playful context for exploring and envisioning.

This five-day intensive workshop will take place in a lab, classroom and on a “stage”. In the lab, participants will play with and test a variety of emergent VR technologies including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and 360° video cameras. In the classroom, guest lectures will help spark discussion around the pedagogical potential of VR in educational and other contexts. During the Institute, 360º video equipment will be provided, and students will become familiar with how each camera becomes a character in their virtual play. The Institute course welcomes undergraduate and non-credit students, as well as offering graduate students full credit in the Master of Educational Technology program through critical reflection on related academic material (e.g., the message) as well as participation in the new medium.


Kyle Stooshnov

Kyle Stooshnov is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education after completing his BEd with the Fine Arts and New Media Education cohort and his Master of Educational Technology (MET) through UBC.
He is a member of the Emerging Media Community of Practice on campus, as well as VanVR’s Digital Dojo. He has been involved in theatre and drama education over the past five year, and received training in the Suzuki Method and Viewpoints Technique at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.


UBC Vancouver | Face-to-Face

Earth & Ocean Sciences
6339 Stores Road | Map
Room 135
Vancouver, BC
other facilities may be used

July 9 – 13

M-Th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm F: 11:00 am – 4:00pm | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration & Fees

There are several pathways for participation in this program. The fees for the program will depend on your registration type.

Non-Credit Registration & Fees

  • Non-Credit Registration Fee: $570 + GST

This program is now full and a waitlist will not be available.

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Registration opens in early March, see the Summer Session dates for the opening registration date for your student category. Many summer programs fill quickly, early registration is strongly recommended.

  • Undergraduate Course (3.0 credits)
    Undergraduate student fees apply; see details below.

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Visiting Graduate Students

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