Virtual and Augmented Reality & Education

By Kay O | Articles, resources and research into how AR & VR might be used in educational settings. K-12, Higher Ed. and Library contexts

5 VR apps that help you be a better public speaker

Public speaking is the single most common phobia, according to numerous studies. Now, virtual reality provides a low-stress way to overcome this fear …

Technology in the Classroom: How to Use Augmented Reality

The poster child for cutting-edge <b>technology in the classroom</b> over the years has included computers (back in your mom's schooldays), iPads (a …

The easiest way to create Augmented Reality experiences. No programming required.

Create amazing things<p>The easiest way to create Augmented Reality experiences.<p>Create experiences<p>Using the Metaverse Studio, simply arrange components …

10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom

<b>10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>Although still an emerging technology in terms of recognizing its full potential, …

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How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology.<p>Software like PowerPoint, …

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Real Uses of Virtual Reality in Education: How Schools are Using VR

I'm attending UB Tech 2017 as I write this. Over the last few days, I've been enjoying lot of great breakout sessions, some good keynotes, learning …

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the …

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August 2017: Augmented reality in the classroom

Last year, I wrote a blog post dealing with the use of virtual reality resources to support the instructional process. I started the article with an …

How virtual reality is changing education | nbn - Australia's new broadband access network

VR is changing the way people learn in new and interesting ways.<p>Ever since the McFly family sat around the dinner table wearing VR headsets in Back …

How Virtual Anatomy Will Change Med School

Last week I spent a day at the venerable Cleveland Clinic—the city’s best-known celebrity, perhaps, next to this guy. The hospital (and really, it’s …

David Attenborough Is Here To Take You On A Virtual Reality History Lesson

Do you know what the world of Virtual Reality needs? No, not porn, that's already a thing. What it needs is the dulcet tones of David Attenborough …

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'Arden's Wake' paves the way for never-ending VR stories

Making movies in virtual reality is easy. Making <i>good</i> animated movies in virtual reality is hard. There's no "mise en scène" to play with, and even the basic 180-degree rule is washed away with a head turn. The limitations of a cinema screen make storytelling easier, linear, comfortable. Penrose …

Can virtual reality enable 3D creation for all?

If you look at the evolution of capturing the world around us, we keep getting closer and closer to what the world actually looks like. We started replicating nature using painting and sculpting, caves and stones were our canvas. Photography was invented about 200 years ago. It took another 40 …

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Use of Augmented Reality in Education: tools, apps and tips

Article Content<p>Augmented reality in education will soon affect the conventional learning process. AR has the potential to change location and timing …

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Designing for virtual reality and the impact on education | Alex Faaborg | TEDxCincinnati

Virtual Reality: How Patients, Doctors and Athletes Will Be Educated

Virtual reality is just about to hit the inflection point.<p>Soon, nearly everyone will have a VR device, or use one regularly. The well of content is rising, and the cost is dropping; only the execution of the various applications is limiting exponential growth. In almost every educational …

The UN Is Using Virtual Reality to Make the Rich and Powerful Feel Empathy

A new campaign uses virtual reality documentaries to raise awareness and trigger empathy.<p>I'm standing on the rooftop of an abandoned building in Monrovia, Liberia. My gaze drifts from the setting sun to the man next to me strumming a homemade guitar. Singing along is a young woman named Decontee …

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UnlimitedHand Allows You To Feel Virtual Reality

Another step toward complete immersion into the virtual world.<p>In a bid to make virtual reality more immersive, Japanese design brand H2L has created the UnlimitedHand. The device is strapped to a users forearm and combines haptic feedback with multi-channel electronic muscle stimulators to allow …

Bring virtual reality field trips to your school with Google Expeditions

Posted by David Quaid, Software Engineer, Google Expeditions<i><br>(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog.)</i><br>At the Bronx Latin School in New York City, …

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Rather than doubling down on mobile, Microsoft has decided to look into the future — and the result is HoloLens.<p>The headset, which has been at least three years in the making and is rumoured to be released sometime in early 2017, is all part of the new "One Windows" strategy that sees Microsoft …

'Henry' is Oculus' first, emotional step to making AI characters

If you've ever spent time in the company of young children watching colorful and cartoony TV shows geared to their innocence -- say something on Sprout or Nick Jr. -- then you'll know what it is to live in the world of <i>Henry</i>. The computer-animated virtual reality short about a lonely hedgehog is …

Samsung promotes independent virtual reality filmmakers

As we saw in the early days of the software and hardware industries, nothing stifles a new platform like major companies squeezing out the little …

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