Enabling Students to Create Immersive and Shareable VR Learning Experiences
German University in Cairo was founded in 2003 and is an English language, liberal arts university run as a non-profit German-Egyptian private institution.
When students in the Architecture + Urban Design Program at German University in Cairo wanted to utilize technology to maximize their end of semester project, they turned to InstaVR.
The result was “Historical Cairo Goes VR”, an immersive VR app that allows users to tour historical buildings using Google Cardboard.
Students in the class captured the grandeur of various buildings using 360 cameras, then uploaded the images to InstaVR to add navigation and informative hotspots. One-click publishing enabled the student groups to publish iOS and Android apps that could easily be viewed on cost-effective Google Cardboard headsets.
The innovative approach to displaying the local architectural wonder was well-received by all who got to experience it. It also made for a memorable learning exercise for participants.
Engaging Minds Through VR
Academic Licensing allows teachers and students to easily create their own immersive VR experiences at a more cost-effective price point.
“InstaVR is just a great and easy to learn tool. We have used InstaVR in our ‘Historical Cairo Goes VR’ project, combining small 360 tours in historical buildings to make a walk through Fatimid Cairo. Using InstaVR made our project way better.”
– Professor Maha El Gew
Photos courtesy of GUC -> Hyper Reality Course -> Students