Virtual Reality (VR) Exhibition at International Conference 2020

HKU SPACE is committed to making the best use of technology to encourage creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. Since 2016, the School has initiated a VR Development Project to develop virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications to enrich the learning experience in our courses.

In 2017, an innovative project named “Development of a Virtual Reality Laboratory with Multi-User Virtual Reality Content for Aviation Industry” was launched by HKU SPACE with support from the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS). This multi-user VR content simulates real emergencies in aircraft. Students can practise emergency procedures according to industry standards.

The enriched content relating to aviation safety issues will help students better understand the logistics of aviation operations. At the same time, they will be given the opportunity to practise in a realistic and safe environment. Teamwork and effective communication can also be emphasised with the multi-user collaborative nature of this project.

To showcase this work, the E-learning Team set up a VR Exhibition at the International Conference on Quality and Self-financed Higher Education “Connecting Local and Global” held by the School on Friday, 23 October 2020 at HKU SPACE Admiralty Centre campus. A number of AR and VR applications were demonstrated. Over 100 students and guests visited the exhibition and experienced the VR and multi-user VR applications. Positive feedback from students and guests was received with users expressing interest in the use of the virtual environment in their learning. Participants also agreed that the virtual procedure training was very practical.

Exhibition booth

Demonstration VR