VR in Education

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

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 …

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

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

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

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 …

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>Exciting New Virtual Reality Mode for ESO Virtual Tours 6.0<p>The latest release of ESO’s Virtual Tours includes the option to …

How Virtual Reality and Embodied Learning Could Disrupt Education

Immersive VR in a headset is not meant to usurp traditional education, nor to replace face-to-face teacher interactions. VR hype is rampant, but as a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Language Learning

HTC bets virtual reality will disrupt education

The way school children are taught in classrooms has not changed in decades, leaving the education sector free from disruption as the world enters …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Ecology

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

The Effects And Result Of Using Virtual Reality For Medical Training

No doubts that the developing number of applications of virtual reality technology in training scenarios is almost assuming control over the digital …

How universities are defining the future of VR

Higher education has always been fertile ground for the creation of new, boundary-pushing technology. While VR software and hardware innovation have been, to date, largely the domain of startups and large tech companies, it’s colleges and universities that are using the technology in some of the …

This Eight-Minute VR Journey Through Evolution on Earth Is Something Totally New

With Life of Us, they had a question to answer. "Is there something that is not a film and not a game that could kind of be really what virtual …

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Stanford Neurosurgery Department Taking Full Advantage of Virtual Reality

At Stanford Medicine neurosurgeons are relying on virtual reality to better understand the nuances of individual cases and to educate patients on …

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Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

Though no hard numbers are available yet on how many K–12 classrooms are using virtual or augmented reality, new estimates suggest the technology …

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Virtual reality helps those with disabilities train for jobs

- People with disabilities arguably have the most difficult time finding jobs, but some are getting help thanks to a new training program with an …

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Why This Restaurant Chain Has Started Using VR to Train Employees

The trendy tech simulates hands-on learning without the risks and onboards new hires faster.<p><i>In this series, The Fix,</i> Entrepreneur <i>Associate Editor Lydia Belanger shares her conversations with founders and executives whose solutions to inefficiencies can inspire others to find new ways to save</i> …

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Mel Science launches VR chemistry lessons for kids on Google Daydream

Mel Science, creators of interactive science kits for children, have announced the launch of virtual reality chemistry lessons for Google Daydream, …

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NASA Uses Artec 3D Scanner to Build Virtual Reality Training Environment

In 2015, NASA opened the Hybrid Reality Lab, to allow NASA engineers to train in simulated environments that are as realistic as possible. The lab …

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Nokia Unveil “Healthier Together” VR Experience

Debuting at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Nokia unveiled their new “Healthier Together” virtual reality (VR) experience. The …

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Majority of VR users say it will revitalise media, education, work, social interaction, travel and retail

Seven out of 10 early adopters of virtual and/or augmented reality hardware have bought into the buzz and firmly feel that the technology is set to …

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