Why are we interested in 360 video?
The Institute of Information Systems and New Media has a high interest in video technology for learning. It has developed and integrated one of the major learning environments, namely LEARN, based on the Open Source Community System OpenACS in combination with .LRN, a Learning Management System developed at MIT. Both systems are Open Source and are being developed further at the Institute. Furthermore the team behind LEARN has developed and integrated a campus wide lecture recording and streaming service, with a fully automated recording and live streaming tool chain offering flexible video solutions for TEL.
With this background, the Institute is excited to be part of SEPA360 exploring the new possibilities of 360° video technology. We already have piloted the application of 360° video for teacher-training classes in Business Education and integrated a 360° tour for the WU library: Lost@WU. A challenge, however, is the systematic identification of meaningful scenarios for 360° video in learning. We look forward to identifying new 360° video-based learning scenarios in the context of an economics and business university in order to drive technological development for it.