Creating breakthrough, SBM celebrates graduation with VR and avatar technology

Written by Student Reporter (Didid Rogiananto, Entrepreneurship 2021)

To honor graduates, SBM hosted an online celebration with Virtual Reality (VR) and avatar prepared by the Laboratory of Educational Games (LEG) SBM ITB. “We currently develop this technology towards education 4.0 and ecosystem-based learning initiated by the School. This technology also allows students to do virtual interaction in classes designed similar as in real,” said the Head of LEG, Dr. Nurbudi Mulyono (14/11/2020).

The VR technology showed the avatars of award-winning graduates approaching the stage to receive award given by the Dean also presented in avatar.

SBM congratulated a total of 556 graduates comprised of 317 bachelor’s and 235 master’s degrees with 4 doctoral degrees on this milestone that they achieved. “This is a new beginning for you to create impact to our society. The world needs you and your innovative solutions will help us to get through this difficult time,” said the Dean Prof. Utomo Sarjono Putro in his opening.

To give an inspiring speech, the Co-Founder of Fabelio, Marshall Tegar Utoyo said,” The lives of one person to another are different. Do not compare yourself to others. Put happiness above all and enjoy the process. Cheers to all graduates of 2020,” said the alumnae of SBM 2008.

Congratulatory messages to graduates also came across the globes such as from Dr Claire Hookham (Deputy Director of Hull University, Business School, UK), Santiago García Rodríguez (Dean for Global Business, Rennes School of Business, France), Prof Kyoichi Kijima (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) and Prof Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).

In closing, the Founder and Chairman of School Advisory Council, Prof Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said,” Tomorrow, you will start flying in various winds to look for opportunities. You will see the real world, hopefully the world you meet tomorrow is the world as you dream it.”