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Tecnun virtual reality teaching

The University's School of Engineering will implement this new methodology thanks to a grant from Meta.

23 | 11 | 2022

TecnunThe School of Engineering of the University of Navarra will have 32 Meta Quest 2 advanced virtual reality glasses for undergraduate and graduate teaching at the School's San Sebastian and Madrid campuses, thanks to a donation from Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The donation will involve the creation of a laboratory where students will be able to learn using these new technologies, which offer the possibility of combining training in the real environment with training in a virtual environment, as well as offering students a vision of the possibilities that the development of the next technological platform towards which Meta is directing its innovation efforts: the metaverse, may bring.

The development director of Tecnun, Íñigo Gutiérrez, states that, the main benefit of this agreement is that, "Engineering students will be able to learn and work with disruptive technologies, as well as understand the benefits and possibilities offered by the Metaverse. We believe that being able to visualize technology in a virtual reality environment will strengthen student participation and become a more efficient and interesting way of learning".

José Luis Zimmermann, Meta's Director of Public Affairs for Spain and Portugal, said, "At Meta we are investing in the development of high quality immersive experiences that help transform the way people learn, as well as increase access to learning through technology. We are delighted to support the School of Engineering at the University of Navarra and hope that these advanced virtual reality devices will provide new opportunities for educators and students."


Application in the work that is done in the School with disability.

On the other hand, Paula Berroa, the head of the School of Engineering at Tantaka, the Solidarity Time Bank of the University of Navarra, states that "the new lab will allow Tecnun to take its commitment to support people with disabilities to the next level, as such technologies can be of great value in supporting the learning experience of these people, particularly children with autism. The NGOs we work with are very interested in experimenting with these new technologies and teaching techniques."

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