The Directions Conference connects Red River College students in Business and Applied Arts with industry professionals in many areas of business. Keynote speakers, breakout informational sessions and the popular round table networking event combine into a rich and rewarding experience for both students and employers.
Always at the forefront of emerging technologies in education, eTV is part of the PIF research team exploring the application of drones in education. This week eTV and research partners Eva Brown and Daryl McRae presented their initial findings, explaining how drones are becoming part of the educational landscape, and provided information, resources, and ideas for instructors and programs to provide opportunities for students to experience drones.
The team members have been researching feasibility, interest, regulations and legalities — while also becoming certified drone pilots themselves — to assist in the development of drone-based curriculum at the College. Brown says the RRC project team based its research on the New Media Consortium Horizon Report (Higher Education Edition), which forecasts the emerging technologies that will be integrated into learning within the three years. According to the 2017 report, drones are a technology that should be on the radar of educators across the world.
Last Friday, CTV and City TV dropped by our studio to cover the Manitoba Teachers’ Society’s professional development day. eTV and Teacher Education instructor Eva Brown hosted a lecture on emerging technologies in education, specifically in regards to drones, virtual reality and interactivity and games in education. This professional development day offered teachers the opportunity to experiment with these emerging technologies.
Over the past two years, eTV in partnership with the Medical Laboratory Sciences department has created immersive and interactive panoramas for three Microbiology Laboratories, showcasing different clinical environments: Red River College (educational), Westman Labs (urban), and Stonewall Diagnostics (rural). The success of these Microbiology panoramas has been recognized by students and professionals on a national scale.
The clinical setting for medical laboratory science students is diverse and unknown. Many of these spaces are restricted access to the public, so familiarizing/orienting someone to these environments is challenging. A student may not understand or comprehend the laboratories function within a rural community, which is drastically different then the tertiary facility. The panoramas allow for the exploration and understanding of these different environments that would otherwise be restricted.
Click on the icons to explore the three Microbiology panoramas:
Take a virtual tour of Red River College’s Professional Photography Lab! eTV has created an immersive virtual tour of the professional photo studio, which guides you through the studio and classroom spaces, instructor profiles and alumni work. The tour will help potential students (and sponsors) with their decisions to enrol (or fund students) in the Professional Photography program.
“I am extremely proud to share with you the completed RRC Academic Interest Areas video series. This massive project – which took two years to complete – was made possible thanks to a tremendous partnership between RRC Marketing and RRC eTV studios. With the exception of hired voice talent and music track licensing, all work was completed using in-house personnel, equipment, and resources. Each video was carefully shot and scripted for a long shelf life, to align with and showcase RRC’s brand, and with the ultimate goal of providing prospective students from all over Manitoba and around the globe with rich media content to help them as they consider a RRC education – another set of powerful tools in our marketing and recruitment arsenal.”
– Christian Robin, Director, Marketing & Web Presence
Check out the showcase below to see the complete RRC Academic Interest Area series:
The individual videos are embedded on the Academic Interest Area Microsite landing pages:
eTV captured the energy and excitement of Red River College’s inaugural Applied Research & Innovation Day, a celebration of student projects and achievements in applied research and innovation. Students presented their applied research projects, many created through company and community partnerships, to over 600 guests, including industry leaders from the private and public sector. Watch eTV’s video below to get a feel for this inspiring new event!
Over the last several years eTV has helped to create a lot of outstanding media material for the Science of Early Childhood Development Resource. This piece (below), created by the Aga Khan Development Network, utilizes much of our footage from around the world. We in eTV/RRC have been very fortunate to be associated with this organization which works with governments and communities around the world to help children reach their full potential.
Wow! We talk about Virtual Reality as an immersive technology and we certainly were immersed in it over the last several weeks. With numerous tours through our studio combined with MADLaT (Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training) and RED Forum presentations that focused on new technology, VR is buzzing around eTV and Red River College. And why not – this technology is brimming with opportunities to enhance the teaching and learning process in a very powerful way. eTV continues to be at the forefront of VR development here at RRC and as always we welcome any interest that will help forward this exciting technology.