ClassCast Podcast

Ep.046 -- Taylor Freeman -- Virtual & Augmented Reality: Schools of Tomorrow, Today

November 01, 2020 Ryan Tibbens Season 2 Episode 46
ClassCast Podcast
Ep.046 -- Taylor Freeman -- Virtual & Augmented Reality: Schools of Tomorrow, Today
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ClassCast Podcast
Ep.046 -- Taylor Freeman -- Virtual & Augmented Reality: Schools of Tomorrow, Today
Nov 01, 2020 Season 2 Episode 46
Ryan Tibbens

ClassCast Podcast Ep.045 features Taylor Freeman (founder & CEO of Axon Park, co-founder of Upload, Forbes 30 Under 30, and VR industry leader) sharing knowledge and insights about the exciting field of XR (virtual reality, augmented reality, etc. -- we explore the names and functions in this episode), how it can impact and improve schools, and how the world may change as virtual reality technologies become better, cheaper, and more popular. Whether you know nothing about virtual reality or you have your own headset, this episode has something for you -- educational applications, business dynamics, technical details, recommended platforms, and more.

Host Ryan Tibbens first gave serious consideration to virtual reality schooling in late September 2020 after teaching synchronous online classes all day.  "It would be great if students could work from home but feel like they were around each other, if they could look around and see each other to improve class climate and discussion." From there, the idea took off: "If we had virtual reality capabilities to recreate the classroom, why stop there? Why not make every day a lab day, field trip, or hands-on activity?"  Tibbens contacted Freeman, and the result is an exciting, interesting, truly outside-the-box discussion about how we can apply new technologies to improve nearly every aspect of both traditional and online schooling.

Whether you're looking for educational innovation, information about a quickly advancing technology, what the future may hold, or even a great holiday gift idea, Ep.046's conversation with Taylor Freeman is rich in ideas and inspirations.


Table of Contents 

  1. 0:00-9:47 -- Intro to Taylor Freeman &  VR in Schools
  2. 9:47-13:31 -- The Inspiration for This Discussion
  3.  13:31-23:52 -- Taylor's Education
  4.  23:52-34:57 -- The Rise of Virtual Reality in School & Beyond
  5. 34:57-42:19 -- VR, XR, AR, MR: What Are We Talking About?
  6. 42:11-44:50 -- The State of XR/VR Today
  7. 44:50-54:53 -- Axon Park: The School of the Future 
  8.  54:53-1:01:02 -- How to Create a Virtual Setting
  9. 1:01:03-1:13:56 -- Virtual Reality in Movies AND Taylor's Book/Movie Recs.
  10.  1:14:22-1:30:06 -- Final Thoughts: Video, Cyber Sickness, Oculus Quest 2, & AR in Class
  11. 1:30:06-1:37:53 -- Taylor's Ideal School


Contacts

Find Taylor Freeman on Twitter @TaylorPFreeman, on Instagram @TaylorPFreeman, and on LinkedIn.  Also follow @AxonPark and @UploadVR on Twitter and other social media outlets. Check out www.AxonPark.com and www. UploadVR.com for more information.

Support the show (http://paypal.me/TibbensEST)

Show Notes

ClassCast Podcast Ep.045 features Taylor Freeman (founder & CEO of Axon Park, co-founder of Upload, Forbes 30 Under 30, and VR industry leader) sharing knowledge and insights about the exciting field of XR (virtual reality, augmented reality, etc. -- we explore the names and functions in this episode), how it can impact and improve schools, and how the world may change as virtual reality technologies become better, cheaper, and more popular. Whether you know nothing about virtual reality or you have your own headset, this episode has something for you -- educational applications, business dynamics, technical details, recommended platforms, and more.

Host Ryan Tibbens first gave serious consideration to virtual reality schooling in late September 2020 after teaching synchronous online classes all day.  "It would be great if students could work from home but feel like they were around each other, if they could look around and see each other to improve class climate and discussion." From there, the idea took off: "If we had virtual reality capabilities to recreate the classroom, why stop there? Why not make every day a lab day, field trip, or hands-on activity?"  Tibbens contacted Freeman, and the result is an exciting, interesting, truly outside-the-box discussion about how we can apply new technologies to improve nearly every aspect of both traditional and online schooling.

Whether you're looking for educational innovation, information about a quickly advancing technology, what the future may hold, or even a great holiday gift idea, Ep.046's conversation with Taylor Freeman is rich in ideas and inspirations.


Table of Contents 

  1. 0:00-9:47 -- Intro to Taylor Freeman &  VR in Schools
  2. 9:47-13:31 -- The Inspiration for This Discussion
  3.  13:31-23:52 -- Taylor's Education
  4.  23:52-34:57 -- The Rise of Virtual Reality in School & Beyond
  5. 34:57-42:19 -- VR, XR, AR, MR: What Are We Talking About?
  6. 42:11-44:50 -- The State of XR/VR Today
  7. 44:50-54:53 -- Axon Park: The School of the Future 
  8.  54:53-1:01:02 -- How to Create a Virtual Setting
  9. 1:01:03-1:13:56 -- Virtual Reality in Movies AND Taylor's Book/Movie Recs.
  10.  1:14:22-1:30:06 -- Final Thoughts: Video, Cyber Sickness, Oculus Quest 2, & AR in Class
  11. 1:30:06-1:37:53 -- Taylor's Ideal School


Contacts

Find Taylor Freeman on Twitter @TaylorPFreeman, on Instagram @TaylorPFreeman, and on LinkedIn.  Also follow @AxonPark and @UploadVR on Twitter and other social media outlets. Check out www.AxonPark.com and www. UploadVR.com for more information.

Support the show (http://paypal.me/TibbensEST)