Year 9 and 10 students were treated to an inspiring Virtual Reality experience in their first week of studying the new practical and creative Digital Technology elective.
To get an idea of what can be created in VR and how the technology works, students had the opportunity to don a headset and use controllers to fend off attacks using a ‘light saber’ in a Star Wars themed virtual training session. It was an exciting introduction to this popular technology for students who may have an interest in programming or designing both software and hardware in the future.
Digital Technologies teacher, Mr May, said students will spend this semester understanding the connection between hardware and software in VR, and have a go at designing and creating their own VR experiences. Along the way, they will also learn about the storage and use of data in a data-centric world and gain practical experience in using developer packages and libraries.
“We’ll be exploring the real-world application of digital technologies, too,” said Mr May, who has a wealth of industry experience in digital programming and artificial intelligence. “Things like Big Data, crypto-currencies and Cloud computing are just some of the concepts we’ll be looking at.”