During the meeting, despite the distraction of a dinosaur in the meeting room and an elephant on the glass roof, Liz managed to tweet that the: “main difference between AR and VR is in AR you have to be at the physical place being augmented - in VR you can be anywhere.”
After the meeting, the host took the group into the Titanic museum room (I was amazed to see tiny people walking around on the deck of Titanic!) and onto the moon for a selfie (someone was riding on a whale at that point!).
Liz and I also took a walk around her Avebury world together. I particularly enjoyed the sound effects she had captured to create the world (including dangling her husband over a stream to get the water sounds)! Other details that brought it to life included wild flowers in the meadow that were gently swaying in the wind.
I took the opportunity to visit the World War Exhibition (which included a commentary, photos and an aeroplane flying around), swim under water and walk at the beach, all within the Engage virtual world platform. One of my twitter contacts kindly met me in the virtual lecture theatre and showed me how to play videos etc on the big screen.
If you would like to join in with the next CPD in VR session then check this website for upcoming events:
Free platforms to hold your own VR chats:
Virtual Classroom on Brightspace!
Engage downloadable from Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/