Documentation:Tech Studio Use Cases

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The mission of the Technology Learning Lab is to share the power of digital technology and foster a more connected and informed community at UBC on the latest learning technologies. The term “learning laboratory” conveys a sense of innovation and creative thinking and doing: these are high expectations, but our hope is that the combined efforts of CTLT the University community will turn this room into a true inventive, state-of-the-art learning space.

CTLT Institute Mobile Device Lunch N Learn(CTLT Institute)

  • CTLT Institute is a one-week Institute that provides professional development opportunities for staff and faculty across campus
  • Tech Studio Committee members developed a 30 minute long lunch and learn session that focused on innovative uses of mobile devices in teaching and learning. The session was station-based and participants completed a scavenger hunt that lead them through each of the following areas: QR codes, augmented reality, ePub format for self-publishing, geolocation, visual notetaking and Snap and learn applications.
  • Approximately 50 participants (staff, faculty and students attended)
  • Two requests have developed out of this workshop, a request from the Education library to facilitate a similar workshop, and a potential collaboration with the IKBLC Learning Centre to develop a Augmented Reality layer to link archival images with the space

Resources


Examples

  • CTLT Institute AR Channel: Using Layar, Junaio, or Wikitude on your smartphone, search for CTLT Institute to see a demo layer in action.

iPad/Tablet Exploratory Session

  • The Tech Express is a workshop series that is hosted by CTLT. Each workshop is informal and provides participants a hands-on introduction to learning technologies
  • The workshop was a one-hour exploratory session that provided participants a space where they could share ideas, best practices in using tablets in teaching and learning
  • The session introduced participants to a number of interactions (uses) for tablets in teaching and learning including: Visual note-taking, personalized digital magazines, and annotation applications
  • Approximately 12 faculty and staff members registered for this workshop with 3 attending

Resources

IKBLC Learning Centre Augmented Reality Layer

As an augmented reality social media tool, Layar has the potential to promote a number of CTLT-Library-related initiatives of the Learning Centre, leading the way in using emerging technologies in enhancing teaching and learning in library spaces, programs, services, and collections.

  • Supports UBC Library’s digital collections – AR technology has the ability to highlight the Learning Centre’s programs and services using UBC Library’s digital collections, particularly focusing on areas of the old Main Library. For example, imagine as a patron uses her smartphone or iPad to view the current Chapman Learning Commons as it was in the 1960’s when it was the Main Library concourse.
  • Wayfinding Tool – Layar has potential to be a wayfinding tool for UBC users who wants to use their smartphones for finding areas of interest on campus, particularly information on UBC library branch buildings.


Questions to Trial:

  • Indoor accuracy – Which one of Junaio, Wikitude, Layar will allow for more accuracy in an indoor environment?
  • Embedding Tools – Could there be a possibility of embedding (or linking) video and audio files from cIRcle or UBC Digital Collections into Layar, Junaio, or Wikitude?

Area of IKBLC to pilot – Likely IKBLC 2nd floor foyer + Chapman Learning Commons