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Taylor’s Launches VORTEX - Transforms Curriculum Through Immersive Technologies

 Taylor’s University launched its VORTEX XR Lab, equipped with augmented, virtual, and extended reality software and hardware, in its effort to drive a university-wide adoption of XR and immersive technologies in teaching, learning, and research.


Taylor’s University Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Professor Dr Pradeep Nair, said the university has invested more than RM1 million in the lab to enable the creation of XR content and facilitate XR research, allowing students to engage and experience their learning in a 360⁰ immersive manner, and providing them the exposure needed to meet the demands of the XR job market.


VORTEX XR Lab, which features facilities such as a Green Screen Studio, XR applications and LED stage powered by Zero Density, Mixed Reality Immersive rooms, VR Head Mounted Displays powered by Meta Quest and HTC, and a HoloLens 2 station, will support all Faculties, from hospitality and architecture, to medicine and culinary arts.


“Students are no longer satisfied with just an information download from lecturers, and sitting in a class for hours. They want to see, feel, touch, and experience. We are witnessing a shift in learner expectations, where they expect learning to be flexible, on demand, personalised, engaging and immersive,” said Professor Dr Pradeep.


We are pleased to share the post-event press release (ENG, BM and CHI), Professor Dr Pradeep Nair’s speech, a fact sheet and hi-res images with photo captions for your kind editorial consideration to be downloaded from the link HERE.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at 011-2320 7847 if you have any queries or if you wish to interview Dr Charles Sharma Naidu, Director of VORTEX XR Lab.