VR in Education

By Peter Merry | Immersive virtual reality and highly interactive virtual environments (HIVES) for education and learning

Virtual reality flight through the Orion Nebula

This virtual reality visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has …

Virtual museum to immerse worldwide audience in history of German migration

Few issues are as controversial in Germany today as immigration. Why do foreigners come here? Why do they leave? Questions like these can be explored …

How Virtual Reality Could Pave The Way To A More Sustainable Future

"You just had to be there" is a trope we've all heard at one point or another. Historically, there hasn't been a way to replicate the feeling of …

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How virtual reality is making people more human-centric

<i>Article by business consultant Donna Howard</i><p>There are a lot of ways that the modern workplace is starting to change for the better.<p>From incorporating …

UNDP launches first virtual reality film about and with the Roma community | UNDP

UNDP Around the world<p>×<p>A<p>B<p>C<p>Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo (Dem. Republic of) Congo …

Step into a virtual Hawaiian island or Patagonian wilderness

The Guardian’s virtual reality team has created 13 pieces in the past 18 months, ranging from looking through the eyes of a newborn in First Impressions, to putting you in a pond with some frogs during mating season.<p>You can download our Cardboard app for free on Android and iOS. If you have a …

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NASA’s New Exoplanet Travel Bureau Lets You “Tour” Far-Distant Planets In 360 Degrees

TripAdvisor Exoplanet Reviews<p><b>Kepler-16b</b><p>“Cool Double Shadows:” 5 Stars<p><i>I recently visited one of the moons of Kepler-16b, a Saturn-mass exoplanet 200</i> …

The Startup That Wants to Use Virtual Reality To Make The World A Better Place (From Space)

“Let’s launch cool s**t into space!”<p>As far as elevator pitches go, that’s not a bad start, but as I talked to Ryan Holmes about plans for his company’s upcoming launch later this year, things got even curiouser.<p>Located in the heart of San Francisco’s emerging nano-satellite industry, SpaceVR …

Explore the World From Your Home or Classroom With These 7 Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Tours, Virtual Reality, and Live-Streaming Events<p>Today there are more ways than ever to see the world from the comfort of your classroom. …

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VR will be a game changer for education: HTC Vive - Mobile World Live

<b>INTERVIEW</b>: Education is the industry where VR may have the greatest impact, HTC Viveport president Rikard Steiber (<i>pictured</i>) told <i>Mobile World Live</i> as …

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Virtual Reality In Education: Making “Ready Player One” A Reality With rumii

With the release of the movie “Ready Player One” in the theaters soon people are starting to ask “Can education actually happen in VR?”. Well, let me …

Virtual Reality in Education: Changing Expectations, Opportunities, Accessibility, & More

A new generation of VR tech has the potential to transform education all over the world – what role could it play in your classroom? Virtual reality …

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How virtual reality can make people more empathetic

In 2004, Cathy Hackl may have watched more violent videos than anyone in America. While working in video production at CNN, part of Hackl's job was …

The Coursera Virtual Reality program will help you pick up skills to work with an emerging medium and make a game in Unity- Technology News, Firstpost

In November, US based edutech company Coursera launched its first ever series of courses on <b>Virtual Reality (VR) technologies</b>. The courses have been …

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1,350 Student VR Education Study Measures Attitudes, Interest in VR Learning & Building

Foundry10, a Seattle based philanthropic educational research organization, wanted to explore what happens when you bring VR into the classroom. …

Exciting New Virtual Reality Mode for ESO Virtual Tours 6.0

ann17079 — Announcement<p>The latest release of ESO’s Virtual Tours includes the option to view them in virtual reality mode as well as 360-degree …

How Virtual Reality and Embodied Learning Could Disrupt Education

VR is best used to get around the impossible, the expensive and the dangerous. It is also best when it enables an experience of embodiment. Here's …

Virtual Reality Is Reshaping Medical Training and Treatment

Arthur C. Clarke, a British science fiction writer, is well known for once writing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from …

Virtual Reality tours go to the next level

Ever wanted to visit Egypt’s Pyramids but never had the chance? Well now you can do the next best thing and go on a virtual reality tour of the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Using 3D technology the Scan Pyramids Project team allows visitors wearing headsets to explore the Queens Gallery and …

Is It Possible To Benefit Society With Virtual Reality?

Beyond gaming, beyond manufacturing, beyond the obvious commercial aspects that virtual and augmented reality will bring to our economy, will there be any positive benefits to individuals and disparate groups as we embrace this new generation of technology?<p>A day long summit on November 17th at …

Language learning startup busuu launches VR app with Oculus

Language learning app, busuu, has partnered with VR company Oculus to release virtual reality game The Hacienda.The game allows users learning …

HTC bets virtual reality will disrupt education

Read time 3min 40sec<p>Nikitas Glykas, president of HTC Middle East and Africa.<p>The way school children are taught in classrooms has not changed in …

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Virtual Reality Museum Puts Rembrandt in High-Def

The Kremer Collection has spent the past two decades loaning out its collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art to museums and galleries around …

More Than Half Of Colleges Will Use Virtual Reality To Enhance Education By 2021

As the use of virtual reality technology increases, its presence will likely grow on college and university campuses, potentially benefiting students and faculty.<p>In an August report, International Data Corp. predicted that worldwide revenues for VR and the related augmented reality market will …

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How WebVR is reinvigorating the fine arts

Visiting museums, playing the piano, painting portraits, and watching the ballet: activities that conjure up images of yore. Perhaps Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter traipsing through the Tuscan countryside in “A Room with a View” may spring to mind. Interestingly, what these pastimes have in …

Biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science

Virtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day trekked to a forest before dawn to listen to a …

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Virtual Reality Project Documents World War II–Era Ship

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND—<i>Live Science</i> reports that a 3-D model of the British freighter SS <i>Thistlegorm</i> has been created by divers and archaeologists from …

Walk On The Surface Of Mars Thanks To NASA And Google's New VR Experiment

This is the closest many of us will get to the red planet.<p>While Elon Musk and SpaceX might be working overtime to get us to Mars, the likelihood of …

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