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While Pokémon Go seems like a simple mobile game, its popularity has prompted the company, Niantic, to invest heavily in AR technology to offer high-quality AR experiences to millions of gamers. In 2019 alone, the game has hit USD $3 billion in lifetime gross revenue.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are all around us. They are, slowly but surely, changing and blending into our daily life experiences, from simply playing the mobile game of Pokémon Go, executing surgical procedures, creating plans for landscaping, and construction to deploying smart glasses to identify parcels’ location.
VR/AR are increasingly important technologies in many sectors. The recent pandemic has further reduced barriers to the adoption of AR/VR technology. While thousands of new jobs have been created, we have seen an increasing shortage of digital skills workers across almost every industry and sector. In this competitive labor market, the need of acquiring upskilling and reskilling are more important than ever.
How can institutions, companies, and organizations utilize AR/VR or XR in their own context to deploy rapid upskilling and reskilling? How does it shape our future workforce both in jobs and education? What are the innovative pedagogical approaches of the future?
Come join us to learn how virtual-reality based learning can improve training effectiveness! Assistant Professor Bruce Lee from the Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia Campus) will share with you the strategic use of Experience Synchronization combining both imaginative mindset and pragmatic execution.
The lecture will deep dive into issues including:
- The digital transformation of VR/AR/XR tools and its impact on us
- The industries that would most benefit from reskilling through XR technology
- Identifying new skill sets for the future workforce
Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Bruce Lee Xia Sheng is a technology enthusiast and researcher that continually explores new ideas and challenges related to Industrial Revolution 4.0 in construction.
He is currently working as an assistant professor and BIM instructor at The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.
He previously worked as a lecturer and BIM Lead in the School of Built Environment, University of Reading Malaysia. He was also a civil engineer for four years working with both civil and structure consultant and contractor firms.
As an e-learning enthusiast, he started and led two Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) – “Building Information Modelling 101 and 202” with more than 7000 students, participated by mostly practicing professionals in the construction industry. He is a Human Resources Development Berhad certified trainer, qualified to provide Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) training.