College of DuPage's newly constructed Immersive Visualization Lab and Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Room advance education through the use of state-of-the-art technology. Developed by faculty, the use of advanced technology enables instructors to explore innovative approaches to instruction while engaging students in new ways.
Located within the Berg Instructional Center (BIC) both laboratories are open to on-campus classes.
Immersive Visualization Lab
To promote engaging, experiential learning for students, the Immersive Visualization Lab supports 360° videos and images, web-based content and interactive VR games for 45 students. Students have the ability to control individual projectors, the entire display for interactive work or collaborate in groups in different sections.
Content is available in biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering liberal arts, nursing and social/behavioral sciences. Faculty can use the Igloo® technology to create their own course-specific content using 360-degree cameras.
The Lab offers a range of benefit across campus, including:
- Virtual field trips, even to places that no longer exist
- Conducting simulation research
- Designing visualizations
- Simulating hazardous environments
- Enhancing game development
- Showcasing student content
The Immersive Visualization Lab (IVL) is located in the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3465.
Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Room
Located in the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3555, the AR/VR Room allows students to view and interact with an array of augmented and virtual reality headsets.
The classroom features nine identical workstations featuring; Google Pixel 4 phone, Microsoft Hololens 2 augmented reality headset, HTC VIVE Pro Eye virtual reality headset, and an Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset. Each station is set up with two chairs to allow students to work in pairs.