Without any special equipment, you can use a regular PC or Mac as a portal to our virtual world. If you can manage to join a Zoom meeting, you have everything you need to participate in our courses!
Virtual Reality means that the instructor and all students are virtually present in a private classroom at the Laval Virtual World. Our virtual classroom looks just like a physical seminar room. It features individual desks for students, a podium, plus multiple presentation screens. What's different is that your avatar is in the classroom on your behalf, while you are in the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world.
The course is given over 5 half-days (a total of 21 hours). The classes are limited to a maximum of 15 participants in order to allow for one-on-one coaching during the hands-on exercises with BayesiaLab. This small-group format provides a productive yet informal learning environment that facilitates a lively dialogue between participants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Take a look at the following video snippets to get a sense of what our VR course looks and feels like: https://player.vimeo.com/video/462608786
You see and hear everything in the classroom. You have a perfectly clear view of the presentation screen, able to zoom in to see all details. So, there is no more tinkering with room lights and projector focus, and no one can obscure your view.
The same applies to acoustics. Your audio is perfect, and you can clearly hear what everyone says—even the guy in the far corner of the room with a really soft voice. Also, you can speak with individuals, address the whole class, or privately ask questions.
And, the technology requirements are straightforward. All you need is a computer with a headset and microphone. You won't even need a camera, as your customizable avatar is your public persona in our virtual world.
Also, you can share the screen of your local computer, so the instructor can "look over your shoulder" and coach you through the exercises with BayesiaLab.
In conjunction with the seminars, participants have access to an unrestricted 60-Day license of BayesiaLab Professional (the very latest release), so they can experiment with the full array of functions during and after the training.
During these 60 days, participants have access to the slides and videos recorded during the 3-day training sessions via the BayesiaLab's Media Center.
To participate in the course using the VirBELA software and running BayesiaLab at the same time, you will need to be equipped and configured as follows:
Discounts are available for: