Interior view of Lafayette College's mechanical engineering manufacturing labIn preparation for teaching ES 101 remotely last fall, Prof. Christian Lopez created a virtual tour of the mechanical engineering lab with the help of one of his students so students away from campus could learn about the lab and its equipment. The students were appreciative of the opportunity to see the machinery and imagine themselves in the lab. The tour was created using a regular camera and then uploaded onto Google Poly and Google Expedition to be used with Google Cardboards sent to his students. Showcasing VR content is a common feature of his classes, and he has collaborated with other professors to create VR projects for their courses, such as aerial views generated using Google Earth studio for a geology course.

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