Historical Objects in a Virtual World Integrating AR/VR into Social Studies

Recorded on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Webinar Focus:

  1. Learning how to create virtual models of material objects in your surroundings using 3D scanning
  2. Seeing the impact of AR/VR on museum exhibits, collections, and visitor experiences with a tour of special galleries at the Museum of Texas Tech University
  3. Identifying unique ways to incorporate AR/VR into social studies, history, and Earth sciences classes

Did you know that you can take any objects around you and create virtual reality content and lessons based on those objects? Join us on a journey through time with the Museum of Texas Tech University, currently combining 3D scanning with zSpace augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to display historical objects in a virtual environment. With AR/VR at the museum, students and visitors are able to examine, interact, and explore these historical objects in a much more lifelike way, sparking curiosity and boosting their engagement, depth of understanding, and retention.


Rebecca Hite_Headshot (Circle)

Rebecca Hite, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Science/STEM Education

Texas Tech University

Danielle Marshall_Headshot (Circle)

Danielle Marshall

Graduate Student, Heritage Management

Texas Tech University