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May 17, 2018

Exploring virtual reality in and out of the classroom

Today’s virtual reality technology has the potential to enhance the student learning experience in a multitude of ways. The Mohawk College research team wanted to find some of the best ways virtual reality and 360-degree camera technology could help media and entertainment students to create visual content, and to learn about other areas where the technology could be applied. To do that, the research team experimented with using new visual technologies to produce three-dimensional, computer-generated environments through virtual reality and explored 360-degree camera technology to learn about techniques for enhancing learning. The team also reviewed editing software for 360 cameras... Read more
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April 19, 2018

The fine art of 3D printing

Alongside the wheels and kilns in the pottery studio at Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus is a new way to create art — a 3D printer for ceramics. Two faculty members of Mohawk’s Continuing Education program, Duncan Aird and Reid Flock, collaborated on this revolutionary work. Their ongoing quest for innovation in the classroom and expertise in ceramics was the spark that lead them to create new courses to take advantage of the computer software designed for producing ceramics in a 3D printer. The project leads used Mohawk College’s Additive Management Resource Centre to help them choose the best 3D... Read more
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