Virtual Tour Training with Infiniscope

Virtual Tour Training with Infiniscope

Infiniscope welcomed over 170 educators to our summer Virtual Tour Workshop held July 19 - July 22, 2021. Virtual tours increase accessibility to place-based education and enable educators to create immersive digital experiences that are tailored to the needs of their learners. This four-day workshop trained educators on all aspects of creating virtual tours from developing a sense of place to capturing 360-degree images. Many NASA associated entities participated in this training: Arctic SIGNS, Aurorasaurus, Astromaterials, Smoky Mountain STEM collaborative, Desert Research Institute, and Stennis to name a few. Throughout the workshop, participants collaborated and supported each other in developing their tours and incorporating NASA science in creative ways. We look forward to sharing their catalog of virtual tours in the near future.

"I am so glad I signed up for this workshop. I’m grateful to you and your team for the amazing structure and content provided throughout the training. What an awesome training!" - Bonnie Murray - NASA HQ

"I would say the entire course was helpful. I already envision how we can use the things we learned in this course for our program." - Danny Griffin - Stennis Space Center

"I plan on using this to help showcase the work scientists at my institute do to help bring their research into the classroom. I can create tours of their labs with hotspots that showcase the specific projects." - Shawna Witt - Desert Research Institute

"I had never considered providing students with an immersive experience including a sense of place. I have used stories to help student engage with content, but this takes it to the next level." - Participant

"Even though I’ve made a number of VTs over the years, the training helped me to look at creating VTs from a story perspective and show how I can improve tours that I’ve created." - Participant

Presentation slide describing why use a virtual tour in libraries, museums, or outreach (examples include volunteer training and promote fundraising).