PXL Educational Innovation
The Centre of Educational Innovation sets out beacons for tomorrow’s education and is committed to practice-oriented scientific research and services, that lead to real innovation in educational practices. The team is led by our head of Educational Innovation, Wouter Hustinx, and consists of … researchers. The research within this centre, focuses mainly on three fields: (1) sports and coaching, (2) language in learning and (3) learning in a digital world.
PXL Educational Innovation is mainly involved in this project, because of their expertise in design-based research (DBR), blended learning and technology enhanced learning (TEL).
PXL Smart ICT
The Centre of Expertise Smart ICT combines knowhow in soft- and hardware. The team is led by Steven Palmaers and consists of 24 researchers. Smart ICT is mainly active in 3 fields: (1) Virtual and Augmented Reality, (2) Artificial Intelligence and (3) Internet of Things. Expertise in the development of apps and web apps is also available, as well as User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design.
PXL Smart ICT is mainly involved in this project for the development of the Vivista software that allows to create enriched 360 degree videos and photos. PXL Smart ICT also maintains the project website. Colleagues involved are Simon Verbeke (Vivista developer) and Steven Palmaers (group lead).
Interest in 360 video
PXL has already been working for quite some time around the use of 360 video. In a first project “Virtual Reality in Higher Education”, the first prototype of Vivista was built. It was applied in 2 cases; “observation lesson: mathematics” and “first look at the operating theatre”. In a follow-up project “VR Learning Factory” we moved to the use of 360 video in an industry setting. A large manufacturer was interested in using Vivista for at least 2 cases: introducing new hires to the layout of the buildings, and the location of important areas. And to keep seldom used skills up to date.