Using VR in Biology courses: A partnership between Arizona State University and Dreamscape Learn
  • Michael J. Angilletta Jr.

    President's Professor and the Associate Director of Learning Innovation at Arizona State University

    Michael Angilletta is a President’s Professor and the Director of the Center for Learning Innovation in Science at Arizona State University. Before joining the faculty at ASU, he earned a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Pennsylvania (1998) and served on the faculty at Indiana State University (2000-2010). During his career, Angilletta established an international reputation as an evolutionary biologist studying adaptation to climate change. His research resulted in more than 100 scientific articles and an award-winning book (Thermal Adaptation, Oxford University Press). Angilletta previously served as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Life Sciences, overseeing its 9 degree programs on campus and expanding the use of digital learning technologies such as adaptive courseware and virtual reality. His team launched the first online program that confers a Bachelor of Science in biology, which now serves more than 2300 students. To advance ASU’s mission of online education, Angilletta has collaborated with corporate partners such as CogBooks, Labster, Google, and Dreamscape Immersive to promote evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology.
  • John VandenBrooks

    Associate Professor of Physiology at Midwestern University

    John VandenBrooks is an Associate Professor of Physiology in the College of Graduate Studies and the Associate Director of Veterinary Physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern University. He earned his BS in inorganic chemistry at the University of Michigan, his PhD in geology and geophysics at Yale University, and was a postdoc in physiology at Arizona State University. He is well-known for his paleophysiological research on how variation in atmospheric oxygen levels affected the physiology and evolution of animals over geologic time including the evolution of insect gigantism, but he has also worked on why animals die when they overheat, the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases, cyborg beetles, the development of storage systems for alternative fuels, and more. His research has been covered by a variety of media programs including on the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, the BBC, and the Science Channel. In his role as an educator, he was awarded the Association of American Veterinary Colleges Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award. VandenBrooks has developed adaptive online courses and consulted on the curriculum planning for the Arizona State University online Bachelor of Science degree. Recently, he has been working on a collaboration between ASU and Dreamscape Immersive to develop an innovative, cutting edge VR-enhanced biology curriculum that aligns with national standards.
  • SangHwa Lee

    Professor at the department of game&VR Design at Induk University

    Professor SangHwa Lee is currently the professor at Indeok University of game&VR Design. He served as director of the Korea Digital Design Council and head of VR Convergence Center at Indeok University. Lee has worked on several product and interaction design projects and is currently the CEO of VR Duck, a VR/AR content company. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Industrial Design and Interaction Design at KAIST. Lee has conducted a research on product design, interaction design, UI/UX design, and is recently focused on UI/UX utilization in VR/AR.
  • Yeol Park

    Professor of at the department of Architecture at Kwangwoon University

    Dr. Arch. Yeol Park is currently a professor at the Department of Architecture and Dean of Student Affairs, Kwangwoon University, South Korea. In terms of professional career he is the director of TYPS.Lab and the city architect of Cheonan City. His major works are Sejong Government Office, Chungcheongnamdo Provincial Library, Sewoonsangga Citywalk etc.
    He studied at Kwangwoon University(BA), Genoa University(MA), University of Rome(Ph.D.).