Monday, 24 Feb 2020 | 30 Jumada Al Akhira 1441
ITA looks at VR, AR adoption in education

ITA looks at VR, AR adoption in education

It was held in the presence of Omar Salim al Shanfari, deputy CEO for Operations. The session, supported by the National Bank of Oman, was attended by 90 participants from The Research Council, Ministry of Education, Middle East College, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman Association for Education Technologies and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel).

The session focused on a quantity of subjects which includes possibilities to leverage the applications of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in educational environments and enhancing awareness of the possibilities and possibilities of adopting VR and AR in education either in schools or colleges.

Finally, some recommendations had been place forward for projects and applications utilising virtual reality and augmented reality technologies that can be implemented to serve education institutions as effectively as for coaching objectives for government and private entities.

The discussion panel hosted Dr Mona Alsiabi from the Ministry of Education, Moneer Almahrooqi, Military Technology College, Mona Alshidhani, ITA’s SAS Centre for Virtual Reality and Shatha Alsubhi, SME owner in the VR and AR field.

On the sidelines of the session, an accompanying exhibition was organised with the participation of 4 SMEs operating in the field of virtual reality and augmented reality, in addition to showcasing 4 projects implemented by the graduates of SAS Centre for Virtual Reality.

ITA began the implementation of Shurkum initiative in 2014 to reinforce neighborhood eParticipation in the projects it carries out. The initiative aims to accomplish interaction among ITA and the various segments of the society to take their opinion for a lot more transparency and successful participation, therefore enhancing the projects, initiatives and policies of ITA.

The project began with open discussion sessions by means of which ITA’s best management meets various target groups.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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