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DLII Extended Reality Services

What is Extended Reality?

Extended reality (XR) is a term referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables.¹

Examples of XR include 360 videos, panoramic 360 scenes, 2D/3D models and virtual reality (VR) augmented reality (AR) education apps.

DLII staff can work with faculty to develop custom 2D and 3D models of objects or locations, 360 videos and 360 scenes with navigation and information.  These VR models and scenes may be accessed with multiple device types, including smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, or traditional desktop computers. A VR headset is not required to interact with a VR model or scene.  VR headsets are available to use while in the lab and faculty can have students come to the lab to access approved content.  

The XR Manager can also assist faculty in researching and recommending VR apps that are currently available to incorporate into class content.

Below are a few examples of VR that DLII staff produced.

The following is video recorded in 360 degrees and optionally presented in 3D. Click and drag within video to change the viewpoint.

The above is a video that is a stereographic (3D) 360 degree panorama referred to as a 360 degree panorama, although a panorama is typically a photograph. This example can be viewed within a VR headset (though not required) and experienced in 3D, and is great for guided tours of locations that are too dangerous, expensive, or inconvenient to visit in the 'real world'.


Below is a series of photographic 360 degree panoramas that are linked together as a single VR scene. Click and drag within the image to change the viewpoint.You may move from one location to another by clicking the red arrow icon.

The following virtual reality scene is 100% computer generated. Students in the early childhood development program take on the role of a state inspector examining a virtual daycare facility for compliance with Missouri statutes that govern its operation.


1. “Extended Reality" (n.d.).  In Wikipedia.


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