Following the virtual tour of the UCD James Joyce Library, Gordon Cooke and Kate Connor from the UCD Conway Institute have developed Labview 360, a virtual tour of the Conway labs using krpano. Their aim is to speed up the training and orientation of new students and staff on the Institute’s labs and equipment.
To help new arrivals learn how to use some of the lab equipment, Gordon and Kate have added YouTube video demonstrations of the Centrifuge, Plate Reader and Tissue Culture Hood among others.
The UCD SPARC initiative supported the Labview 360 project. SPARC is a UCD Teaching and Learning initiative which supports joint student and staff projects whose goal is to make UCD a better place to learn, work and live by coming up with an idea that will enhance or improve some aspect of university or community life.