SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days


Experiential or “hands-on” learning allows students to self-correct educational missteps and have live examples of core concepts registered in the brain as holistic experiences, which enhances their educational experience overall (Roland, M.A 2017). However, due to financial constraints and logistical barriers, it becomes more difficult for educators to give their students these field-based experiences. Using 360 video technology, educators have the opportunity to address these limitations and provide students with field experience anywhere (Clay, M. A. 2022). This presentation will highlight the opportunities 360 video technology can offer to animal and plant science education and the opportunities it can offer for field experience to fulfill the experiential learning experience.

Many agricultural educators are teaching in rural communities that have limited access to experiential learning opportunities such as touring feed yards (animal feeding operation used in intensive animal farming prior to slaughter), grain bins (metal structures used to store harvested grains and oats), and swine production facilities for a number of reasons, the main ones being safety and time constraints. 360 video technology gives a real-time experience as to what these different locations look like and gives the educator the opportunity to talk about real places versus hypotheticals. 360 video technology can be integrated into secondary education through discussion and project collaboration. Specific examples of this would be showing a video of a barn to students and having them discuss the safety hazards present in the barn or demonstrating the threshing process of a certain crop to demonstrate the next steps after harvest.

Faculty Advisor

Matthew Clay


Teacher Education

Submission Type

in-person poster




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