VR training boost for minerals sector
THE University of South Australia will establish a new immersive virtual reality education and outreach program to help attract a new pool of talent into the sector.
The program – Project LIVE-MM (Learning through Immersive Virtual Environments for Minerals and Mining) – will enable students to become a geologist for the day, and gain an insider’s perspective of geoscience in action.
“People will be able to interact with 3D models to achieve a particular goal, progressively unpacking the information provided to make sense of it,” Associate Professor Raimondo said.
“So, it will function like a series of mini games or tasks within the virtual environment.”