University of San Diego Showcases a New Frontier in Learning

Virtual reality demonstrations will highlight the University of San Diego’s 13th annual Technology Showcase on Friday, February 9 from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center.

Virtual reality offers “real-life learning experiences from the arts to the sciences” allowing students to better remember, feel and express what they are learning, said Shahra Meshkarty, Senior Director of Academic Technology Services.

The showcase is an opportunity for faculty to show their colleagues how they are integrating technology into their curriculum in innovative ways, explore effective tools inside the classroom and online, and see demonstrations of the emerging technologies from vendors.

Phillip Long, Chief Innovation Officer for Project 2021 at the University of Texas at Austin, will give the keynote address, “The Build Environment: Shaping Learning and Work” from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Vendors at the 2018 Showcase include Apple, Dell, HP, Sharp, Blackboard, BKM/Steelcase, Mediasite, TopHat, Turnitin, Zoom and many more.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Liz Harman