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Nineteenth installment of ELP Lecture Series to be held on October 27

In an effort to provide opportunities to listen to real English outside the classroom, the English Language Program, a part of the university’s Department of Foreign Language Education, offers lectures in the ELP Lecture Series. In this ongoing series, each lecturer chooses an accessible topic and explains it in English which is neither too difficult nor too easy.
The nineteenth lecture in the series, “New Digital Realities,” will be held on Thursday, October 27. Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) are technologies that have the potential to make profound changes in the way we interact with people and data in our lives. They are also expected to affect most major industries, including the arts, retail, healthcare, and education. In this lecture, ELP teacher Jonathan Gorham will explore the history of VR, AR, and MR and show how innovative industry leaders such as Oculus, HTC, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Magic Leap are working to bring these cutting-edge technologies into the hands of consumers. Participants will get to experience firsthand some of these surprisingly affordable and easy-to-use technologies.

The ELP Lecture Series is open to students, faculty, staff, and anybody else whose English skills could use a bit of a challenge. This is a great opportunity for you to have a little overseas study experience right here at home. The first fourteen lectures in the ELP Lecture Series can be watched here:

Date and timeThursday, October 27, from 5:50 to 6:35 p.m.
PlaceRoom A406 (Meimeikan, on Machida Campus)

The lecture will be in English with no translation. There is no fee to attend, and reservations are not necessary.

For additional information, please call the Cornerstone Center office
TEL : 042-797-9341
FAX : 042-797-9342
Email : corners@obirin.ac.jp.

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