Reflecting on a semester of working with virtual reality

It’s hard to believe it, but in two short weeks, the semester is over. Just like that, our 15 weeks of learning and working with virtual reality will end. Looking back on what we accomplished, I’m very proud of our capstone class. Here’s a summary of everything that’s happened this semester.

We made this website

First and foremost, we created (I’d link to it, but, you know, you’re already here.) Head on over to our “About Us” page to see the teams that made this site so wonderful. Shout out to the startup team for assembling the pages you’re viewing now. Modest self promotion for the editorial team (of which I’m a part) that edited all the blog posts and VR stories, and wrote a lot of the web copy. Give it up to the research team for identifying communities we featured and audiences we aimed to reach. Finally, the promotions team. Where would we be without them bumping our work on social media?

We profiled communities

Our students also formed separate teams to profile a different community within Appalachia. Read about the smallest church in Ohio, a hot dog stand in West Virginia, sustainable businesses in Pomeroy and dirt track racing at Skyline Speedway.

We hosted a live event

Join us for the live premiere of all these stories on April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Athens County Library. Our reporters will show off their work with state-of-the-art VR headsets. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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