Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The State of Virtual Reality in Education - Tanya Roscorla, Center for Digital Education

Until recently, the expensive price tag for virtual reality technology has limited its use in education. Full immersion into an alternate reality has been expensive for schools and universities to dive into — that is, until the last 12 months: Virtual reality is attracting educators who want to give students hands-on experiences with a lot of different tools. This type of technology immerses students into a different world full of sites and sounds, whether it's a simulation of the cockpit of an airplane, a human body or Paris. More expensive immersion setups turn an entire room into a world with 360-degree interactive displays, while others use headsets or insert phones into a viewer that covers the users' eyes. About nine major companies are vying for control of this space, said Brad Waid, an education futurist. http://www.centerdigitaled.com/higher-ed/The-State-of-Virtual-Reality-in-Education.html

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