Virtual reality (VR) offers significant potential in the areas of teaching, learning and research. The VR Lab in Waldo Library at Western Michigan University provides a space for you to explore this revolutionary technology.
If you are a WMU student, you can use the Lab during open hours to experience both the entertainment and educational side of VR content. If you are a faculty member, the Lab is here to help you learn about the technology and how to integrate VR content into your classes and research.
Workshops and online tutorials are available for you to discover the power of virtual reality and even start making your own VR content.
The VR Lab is a collaboration between the University Libraries and Office of Information Technology. Learn more about virtual reality and other campus VR-related initiatives.
There are two ways to experience VR in our Lab:
- Oculus Quest (3 available) – No PC, no wires: This all-in-one gaming system lets you play VR with just a headset and hand controllers.
- Oculus Rift (7 available) – These VR workstations feature Alienware PCs with Intel i7-7700 processors (3.60GHz), 16GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards.
Numerous titles are installed to highlight some of the technology’s potential.
Software and other learning materials are available to make your own VR content. You may also bring your own content developed elsewhere to test in the Lab.
HOW TO USE THE LAB
Consultation and assistance with VR-related projects is also available by emailing Kevin Abbott.
Waldo Library, Lower Level, Room 0135
Directions and parking
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