The MSU Libraries offered a badging course in Fall 2018 introducing students to emerging technologies that they can apply to their specialization and everyday thinking. The course (LIS397) was taught by Sue Reichling, Brooks Travis, Joshua Lambert, and Jir Shin Boey and covered four different aspects of emerging technologies: virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, and 3D printing/design. Students had hands-on experience trying out virtual and augmented reality technology in the library, learning programming environments for robotics, and working with simple CAD programs for modeling 3D objects. When students have completed all the units of the course, they received digital badges acknowledging their achievements.
The course will be offered again in the Spring beginning March 19. For further information about the course, please contact Rachel Besara.