Friday, September 2, 2016

The Hololens Is Here...

Your friendly EdTech department recently acquired a Microsoft Hololens virtual reality device. Basically, it's a Windows 10 computer that you wear on your head and use to interact with the real world.

Microsoft adds, "Windows 10 is the first platform to support holographic computing with APIs that enable gaze, gesture, voice, and environmental understanding on a self-contained device. With Windows 10, holograms are Universal Windows platform apps, and all Universal Windows apps can be made to work as holograms. Holograms in Windows 10 will lead to entirely new ways for us to communicate, create, and explore."

Liz Young enters augmented reality
We are interested in how this technology could be integrated into the educational realm.  As such, we will be actively seeking interested faculty and student partners to help develop applications for use at LC.  Some ideas we've had include virtual tours, virtual 3D modeling, and smart-classroom interactivity.  

If you are a student and are interested in earning a paycheck by developing for the Hololens, please contact Educational Technology at

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