#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Polar State University’s (PSU) Mining and Technology faculty students will soon begin to constantly use VR/AR technologies that create the effect of being on an industrial site.
The university won a grant from Nornickel’s social projects competition under the World of New Opportunities charity program in the Future Pole category. With the help of the grant, the PSU bought the best professional equipment for filming in the mines.
The Center for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education’s production base was the Institute’s Minerals and Rocks Museum’s exhibition area. The tenth graders of one of the project partners, secondary school No. 1, with in-depth study of physics and mathematics, were able to compare real samples with their 3D models.
The Polar State University has already noted that reality augmented by VR and AR technologies arouses increased interest among young people, motivates students to learn, and allows them to learn the material with greater concentration, enthusiasm, safety and efficiency. In the near future, the project team plans to go to the Nornickel production sites.
Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko and Polar State University