VR and AR lab

What is VR and AR?

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provide a completely new way to engage with students and can increase their retention of information.

  • VR is a fully computer generated environment that gives you an immersive experience of being there.
  • Augmented reality (AR) layers digital information onto the real world in real time through the use of a camera-equipped device like a mobile phone in order to augment or enhance reality.

Where are people using VR in Oxford?

This interactive Google map was created by the VR and AR Oxford Hub:

How can you get started?

Oxford LibGuides: Virtual Reality

The Oxford LibGuides: Virtual Reality gives you information on VR services provided by the Radcliffe Science Library, along with links to helpful VR viewing and capturing resources and tips including:

  • borrowing VR equipment
  • using the equipment (headsets, 360o cameras, and how to view and share 360o photos or video)
  • Oxford 360o captures
  • policy

Horizon Report

VR and AR Oxford Hub

The VR and AR Oxford Hub brings together people, knowledge and resources related to VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) technologies. This Hub aims to promote the exchange of information within Oxford; externally, the Hub wants to engage with companies and other institutions. By connecting those with innovative ideas and those with hardware, the Hub intends to demonstrate the applicability of VR and AR in research, education and other activities conducted by the University.

v-hub at it.ox.ac.uk

What is Augmented Reality?

Glover, Ian: What is Augmented Reality? 03/02/2014 Technology Enhanced Learning at SHU

What is Virtual Reality?

Book a consultation

You can book a learning technologist to help you implement and evaluate the tools in your teaching and learning. For example:

  • Short initial meeting (1–2 hours)
  • Workshops and training (3–4 hours)
  • Intensive side-by-side support, helping to trial tools and approaches (e.g. 2–5 days over a term)

More in-depth support is available but may be chargeable.

List of site pages