Congratulations Xinhao Xu Co-PI for receiving a Research Council grant for Virtual Lab: An Interactive 3D Mixed Reality Laboratory for Education and Learning.
The overall objective of this project is to build and test a 3D interactive virtual Microfabrication Cleanroom lab for Electrical Engineering students using the cutting-edge virtual reality and mixed reality technology. Current studies on educational VR technologies report mixed results regarding learning effects and experiences, and found challenges in designing authentic while engaging and easy-to-use instructional scenarios. This project aims at addressing the designing issues, and offering students a sound and instructive learning environment. The ultimate goal is to develop a virtual lab curriculum to complement the current physical lab training classes.