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News Release: LMC-Niles to Host Open House

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July 18, 2019


NILES, MI – Are you curious about virtual reality and how it’s helping people learn? Lake Michigan College is hosting a Virtual Reality Lab and Foreign Language Open House from 3-4:30 p.m.  on Monday, Aug. 12 at its Niles campus.

 
Guests can learn about LMC’s new Spanish certificate program and Arabic courses, tour LMC’s new Virtual Reality Lab and try out HTC Vive equipment.
 
LMC is integrating virtual reality (VR) in subjects like health sciences and literature, and this fall LMC’s Niles campus will offer VR to teach cultural understanding in foreign language classes. LMC’s Benton Harbor campus also opened a new VR Lab last fall.
 
“Virtual Reality enhances learning by allowing students to use more of their senses and become fully immersed in experiences like virtual field trips using Google Earth. It really helps bring traditional textbook learning and lectures to life,” said language and communications professor, Nicholas Brittin.  
 
This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided. The LMC Niles campus is at 1905 Foundation Dr. in Niles, MI.
 
For more information, contact Nick Brittin, Chair of Communication and Foreign Language at brittin@lakemichigancollege.edu or 269-695-1391.