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Breakfast Bytes

Breakfast Bytes

Breakfast Bytes are short technology presentations covering the technology you have in your office, on your computer, or in your classroom. You can enjoy a cup of coffee, donut or muffin, and a breakfast byte of technology. This is an easy, no cost way to increase your understanding of technology.

  • Open to the entire Creighton community
  • Please note the different times and locations of the sessions.

 Spring 2020

  • April 16 - Topic:  RadLab - Location: - Online - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

View the Zoom recording of the session here.  

Link to Guide to Sansar: bit.ly/CreightonSansar

Interested in Sansar?  Email: chadbrocker@creighton.edu

Interested in AR?  Email: markpanning@creighton.edu

Interested in Hypothesis Videos?  Email: kathycraig@creighton.edu

The staff and student interns in Creighton University’s Radlab (Research and Development Lab) work in collaboration with faculty, students, and staff on a variety of projects that solve challenges and that vary from building physical items to augmented and virtual reality.

  • Virtual Reality (VR)

As we are challenged with finding creative ways to engage students online, the Radlab has worked with faculty on multiple possibilities.  Join our online Breakfast / Lunch Bytes session for a demonstration of virtual worlds created by the Radlab for faculty.

Implementing virtual worlds into course curricula provides one innovative way for students and faculty to communicate and share learning experiences. To be a viable VR solution for online student engagement the product needs to be reliable, easy to use, look awesome, cost effective, and work in virtual reality. 

One solution extensively researched in the Radlab is Sansar, a 3D virtual, social environment where faculty and students can meet in real time. Sansar provides an immersive environment for self-expression, exploration, and live events where participants can shape the narrative as it unfolds.  After testing multiple solutions, it is clear that the Sansar covers all requirements.  Although this is still in the trial stage, Sansar holds great promise and some requests for custom course programming are being accepted.

  • Augmented Reality (AR)

The Radlab is using student interns to assists the Creighton College of Nursing in leveraging Augmented Reality technology in multiple courses. These AR experiences enhance mobile apps created in the Radlab and are available in the Apple and Google Play App stores for students to easily download.

The technology brings posters, commonly used to demonstrate research efforts, to life as students interact with the camera on their mobile device. Instead of traveling to a clinic or hospital setting, students view patient simulations, review EEG readings, radiological images, or brush up on different heartbeat or breathing sounds.

  • Hypothes.is Annotation Tool

The Radlab has also created three instructional videos on the use of Hypothes.is, a new annotation tool now available in BlueLine.  This tool allows faculty to create student activities that require them to read and annotate passages within a PDF document or web page.  Hypothes.is can also be used by groups in BlueLine that would like to share documents and allow team members to provide feedback or ask questions.

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