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Session Four: Virtual Reality: The Next Step For Education

Event details

Time:  10am – 12pm
Date:  Monday, 18 July 2016
Venue: Building, 13.118 , ECU Mount Lawley Campus
Cost: Free
Registration:  RSVP by Monday, 27 June 2016 to Dr Darren Gibson at

About the Session

In this presentation, technology entrepreneur and start-up mentor, Mr Ryan Beckmand, will explore the concept of virtual reality and its applications in the context of the education sector.

Key areas of the presentation will include:

  • What is Virtual Reality?
  • How VR Will Change Human Interaction with the World?
  • Mobile VR vs PC VR
  • Applications of VR
  • VR in Education
  • How VR Improves Learning Capabilities - Current Capabilities of VR in Education and Beyond
  • The Future of VR

About the Presenter

Ryan Beckmand is a non-profit director, innovation consultant, and active start-up mentor. Ryan has maintained his passion for building and designing technology from a young age, and naturally followed this passion to launch his first start-up, ‘Sciosity’, almost two years ago, after experiencing the unbelievable immersion of an Oculus Rift for the first time. This small start-up has grown to build virtual reality simulations and advanced analytics for education and training entities throughout Australia.

Ryan's contribution to the industry in WA earned him an invitation to become a Director at the Australia Virtual Reality Network in 2015, as well as an Advisory Board Member to potential VR start-ups in Perth such as ImmersiaVR. Ryan is currently focused on moving forward with the expansion of ‘Sciosity’ and hopes to continue to broaden people's understanding of the applications VR has to disrupt and enhance, both within education and beyond.

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