Teacher's Prospects edition
Imagine your students having the opportunity to visit UWA's stunning campus - complete with the iconic Winthrop Clock Tower, Sunken Gardens, Somerville Auditorium, peacocks, ducks and other ‘Treasures of UWA' - from any location in the world!
UWA began its cyber journey in 2007 and is now recognised as the leading university in the world in regards to 3D Virtual Art & Animated Short Film (Machinima).
After the creation a UWA Virtual Universe, Dr Chris Thorne & Jay Jay Jegathesan (from the School of Physics) won the Australasian Google Earth ‘Build Your Campus in 3D' competition in 2008, and in 2009 launched a 3D representation of UWA in the virtual world of Second Life.
At present the major ‘pillars' of the UWA presence in virtual worlds is built on Teaching, Research, Art, Architecture and Machinima (short animated 3D film). UWA Architecture student Brad Curnow created a Grand Prize-winning short 3D film representing these pillars.
There have been hundreds of entrants from all corners of the globe presenting a high standard of immersive and interactive artwork for various other 3D challenges hosted by UWA. These works, and the UWA virtual campus, can be experienced via an ‘avatar' - a virtual representation of the self that can move through 3-dimensional space.
In an exciting development, UWA's 3D Virtual World has also been used as a platform for teaching, with international lecturers from Denmark, the United States and Canada presenting to UWA Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business students through Second Life. Joint classes involving students from UWA and the University of Kentucky (USA) and The University of Applied Sciences (Geneva, Switzerland) have also been held through Second Life.
If you would like to incorporate a session on UWA's 3D Virtual world with a guided tour of the UWA Crawley Campus, contact the UWA Prospective Students Office. There is no additional cost for this.
To arrange a presentation of UWA's 3D world at your school (sessions take approximately 45 minutes), contact Jay Jay Jegathesan.
For more information on UWA's presence in virtual worlds, contact Jay Jay Jegathesan, School of Physics.