Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Community of Practice: GoPro Omni photosphere capture with Michael Tjendra (CTE7511)Export this event to calendar

Monday, September 30, 2019 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Facilitator: Lynn Long (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Gillian Dabrowski (Centre for Extended Learning)

Location: MC 2036


The Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Community of Practice is coordinated collaboratively by the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL).  The purpose of the community of practice is to provide an opportunity for instructors to connect with their peers to share examples, experiences, ideas, and best practices around Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in education. The community of practice meets monthly.

Michael Tjendra will demonstrate how he has used the GoPro Omni to create virtual expeditions.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the process of capturing photosphere images and using software to stitch the images together in order to see how these could be turned into a virtual expedition. 

In addition, Gillian Dabrowski, Michael, and others will be available to share information related to purchasing VR cameras.  There will be an opportunity to compare consumer and professional grade camera image quality.


Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot. 

If you are unable to attend but would like to receive future communications about the VR/AR Community of Practice, please email


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