We Live in the Future: 360 Video & Higher Ed

UAD5 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: Ballroom C

MONDAY, 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Virtual reality is coming, and it's coming fast. In December 2015, the New York Times distributed over 1 million Google Cardboard viewers to its print subscribers. YouTube and Facebook both support 360 degree videos, and WebVR is bringing virtual reality content out of the realm of high-end gaming and specialized devices. Some experts predict VR will be bigger than the film industry within 10 years. What does this mean for higher education? With a new and cheaper gadgets released seemingly every day, the technology is becoming more and more accessible. Come hear how Colorado College is leveraging this new medium, what we’ve learned, and how you can get started--even with limited time and budget.

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Arielle Mari
Video & Digital Media Specialist, Colorado College

Arielle Mari is the Video & Digital Media Specialist at Colorado College. She joined the Communications Web & Media team after graduating from CC in 2012. She has produced over 200 videos and digital projects for CC, and is most interested in the convergence of new technology and classic storytelling.

Mark Lee
Director of Web & Digital Media, Colorado College

Mark Lee is Director of Web & Digital Media at Colorado College. He has been working in the higher education web field for over a decade, and like many of us he wears many different hats while continuing to learn new things every day. Blending html, css, and javascript to bring stories to life is his favorite thing ever.

Karen To
Director of Web & Digital Media, Colorado College