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Welcome to the New Age of Learning

The Housekeeping Virtual Reality course started with the February 2019 intake. We have created a serious game where a team of 5 student’s work together. Only one student wears the Oculus glasses, the others see what he/she is seeing on a screen. We have received excellent feedback from the students who appreciate the use of technology in the class. The whole student team is involved from the start of the experience and they can quickly see the benefits of working as a team to succeed in the game.

For the future we need to introduce more gamification and experience-based learning into our curriculum. We are currently looking at augmented (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technology, as well as more VR possibilities. The next serious game will allow each student to participate “inside the game” either sharing the VR experience by all being in the same virtual environment or by using AR or MR so that all players can see the same objects.

Holographic images may also play a part in our future education, bringing celebrities to life who can share their knowledge without physically being on site.

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Julia Aymonier

Swiss and British national, Julia Aymonier upon graduating from Glasgow University andthe Polytechnical University in Wales with a Bsc (Hons) in Computer Science, specialised in IT for the banking, finance and trading industries working for companies such as JP Morgan (Suisse) SA, La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild SA, Banque Bordier et Cie and Union Bancaire Privée amongst others. Her career has led to her working in in various countries in Europe but also in the USA. After more than 25 years in these industries, Julia chose to change direction and bring her wealth of experience in IT to the Hospice général (responsible for social welfare and immigration in the canton of Geneva): “I wanted to use my experience to help the Hospice général help others.” Joining l’Ecole hotelière de Lausanne in June 2015, she became member of the Executive Committee and was named CIO on the 1st February 2016, making her the first woman member in the history of the school. Since the 1st May 2019, Julia has occupied the post of Chief Digital Officer reinforcing the importance that EHL puts on its digital transformation.
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