At the RVC, we have been working on creating a virtual tour of the two campuses based on a series of panoramic digital images. Each panorama comprises a series of high resolution raw images which are first stitched together to create a 360 degree panoramic views.
Using the Pano2VR software package, we then imported all the panoramic scenes into one combined tour. Within the tour it is possible to create hotspot links from scene to scene or use an overlay map to help guide the user around the tour.
Pano2VR offers some good additional features such as the ability to embed media and information pages within the tour. You can even add a sound track which is linked to your position in the tour.
We feel that this package provides a good opportunity for prospective students visiting our web site to tour the campus and determine if this is the right place for them to study
Whilst this is not strictly e-learning, it could provide a good way to improve your student experience before or after they reach the campus. If you would like to know more about how we created these tours, please drop me an email : Nick Short (firstname.lastname@example.org).