Phase I of the UO Virtual Tour is here! A collaborative group of several campus units, including the UO Libraries’ Interactive Media group, completed the project, providing a fun, interactive virtual tour that highlights what makes the UO so great. The new tour is intended to give prospective students a sense of what life is like at the University of Oregon.
The Interactive Media group, which is part of the library’s Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), designed and developed the interactive graphic interface for the tour. Staff from other campus units, including the UO Admissions Office, Student Orientation Programs, and UO Web Communications, implemented the design. Flash animation, image slideshows, video segments, and music from local bands were incorporated into the tour. A list of credits for the project is at http://admissions.uoregon.edu/virtualtour/credits.
Plans for Phase II of the Virtual Tour include an interactive map, student blogs, student-produced content, and the ability to IM current students about their experience at the UO. The first phase of the UO Virtual Tour was launched at the end of fall term 2009.
CMET’s Interactive Media group offers a wide range of services, including the design and development of dynamic websites, tutorials, interactive learning tools, CD-ROMs, and DVDs. Check out the portfolio of interactive projects completed. Services offered by the Interactive Media group are available to UO faculty members and campus units. For more information, contact Kirstin Hierholzer, CMET’s assistant director, at 541-346-1995, firstname.lastname@example.org.