Swinburne shows its multimedia capabilities at Teachers’ Day celebration

Hii (right) showcasing Kuching VR to Mong (fourth from left) and Azhar (fifth from left).

KUCHING, May 22: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus was invited to participate in a two-day education exhibition held in conjunction with the 48th state-level Teachers’ Day 2019 celebration in Sri Aman recently. 

The exhibition took place at Eden Restaurant and was officiated by Bukit Begunan assemblyman Datuk Mong Dagang. Also present was Sarawak Education Department director Dr Azhar Ahmad. 

This year’s celebration was themed ‘Guru Obor Hemah Menyinari Pertiwi’, and it commemorated teachers as drivers of transformation in education. 

Among the activities lined up during the exhibition were product display booths, musical performances and poem recitations.

Various government and private agencies such as Yayasan Sarawak, Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (Tegas) and other institutions of higher learning, banks and schools around Sri Aman also participated in the event.

At the event, Swinburne’s multimedia design lecturer John Hii introduced the university’s design programmes and showcased Kuching VR (virtual reality) to the students of SMK Lingga, SMK St Luke, SMK Simanggang, SMK Sri Aman, and SMK Melugu.

The 360-degree virtual reality application allowed users to experience Sarawak’s landmarks and tourists attractions and the Swinburne’s city campus in three-dimensional effect.

The app was developed by Trifold Enterprise, a start-up company comprising of graduates from Swinburne’s Bachelor of Design programme.

Swinburne’s School of Design and Arts offers a world-renowned Bachelor of Design programme majoring in Multimedia Design. 

The three-year course is ranked Top 40 in the world for Art and Design by the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

The university works closely with a Course Advisory Panel and has maintained long-standing partnerships with organisations such as Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Nokia and Microsoft to give students the opportunity to build their real-world hands-on skills.

For more information about Swinburne, visit its website www.swinburne.edu.my, Facebook page (@swinburnesarawak), Instagram (@swinburnesarawak), Twitter page (@Swinburne_Swk) or YouTube channel (Swinburne Sarawak). — DayakDaily