We are working as part of this EU Erasmus+ project which includes five university partners across Europe.
Each partner has identified three to five ‘digital champions’ in their organisation who have been trained and supported in the use of 360 video. These digital champions have produced a series of exemplar 360 videos to form the basis of a 360 video library. The videos feature a number of educational scenrios such as visits to a chemical plant; visits to wildlife sanctuaries and a classroom scene that focuses on classroom management techniques.
The videos are hosted on our newly created, free online platform Vivista. This 360 video library enables users to add elements of interaction to their video including multiple choice questions, tests and mapping exercises.
The project is currently in its second of three years. Work will start shortly on a testing and evaluating stage with students in each of the partner universities.
Ultimately the aim is to convince decision-makers in our respective universities that 360 video is a valuable tool that can support and enhance student learning – and is worth implementing on a larger scale.