VR in Education

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

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

I'm racing through time with a stranger. We met just moments before we each ducked into separate cubicles at the IMAX VR Experience Centre on Fairfax …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Crazy VR game lets you explore a world made from 4D mathematical models | Ars Technica

4D Toys also works on iOS, Windows; was borne from upcoming puzzle game Miegakure.<p>I'm hesitant to describe a virtual reality experience as a "killer …

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Educator Spotlight: Exploring Animal Habitats in Virtual Reality

05/23/2017 · by Meghan Modafferi · in Educator Spotlight, Main. ·<p><b>How would you describe yourself as a teacher or your teaching philosophy?</b><p>I see my role as a teacher as first and foremost being about forming good citizens of the world. I’m very concerned about my students being self-motivated and …

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Virtual reality treehugger experience at Margam park

<b>A virtual reality experience which allows people to encounter one of the world's most impressive trees is coming to Wales.</b><p>Treehugger: Wawona, which showcases the giant sequoia of California, won an immersive storytelling award at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.<p>It will go on show for the first time …

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ED-Funded VR Game Simulates Chemistry Lab Experiences

Schell Games, a full-service game design and development company based in Pittsburgh, recently released a video trailer for its upcoming educational …

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Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading …

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Singapore Underwater: Travel through time and experience rising sea levels with ST's virtual reality project

It is year 2500. The Merlion statue overlooking Marina Bay is half submerged. This is because sea levels could have risen by more than 6m, based on …

New research explores benefits of Buddhist practice in virtual reality

Buddhist teacher Andrew Holecek says virtual reality, just like lucid dreaming, could be an opportunity to investigate the mind — or it could be …

Drug and alcohol education in schools using virtual reality technology

How do you educate teenagers about the dangers of drinking and taking drugs in a way that isn't boring and doesn't involve long notetaking lectures …

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7 Top Educational Virtual Reality Apps

By: Shane Haumpton. These seven educational virtual reality apps can provide enhanced engagement, improved retention, and the ability to block out …

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‘SuperChem VR’ Shows Impressive, Engaging Gamification of Chemistry Lab Education

<i>I Expect You to Die</i> developer Schell Games have released a trailer for their latest project SuperChem VR, an incredibly fun looking way to teach …

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Study: Virtual Avatars can Change Real Life Behavior

The many health and fitness benefits of virtual reality continue to add up! A recent study has proven that the avatars people use while in VR …

Create The Learning Environment You Want Using Virtual Reality

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You Can Now Visit North Korea Using Virtual Reality

Take a trip to one of the most secretive countries in the world.<p>North Korea is one of the most secretive, and fascinating, countries in the world. It …

Experience Manhattan as it was 400 years ago

Before the world anointed Manhattan the “city that never sleeps,” the Lenape Indians knew it as Mannahatta, the “land of many hills.” While their way …

Now You Can Mix Dangerous Chemicals in the Safety of VR

Virtual reality has the potential of letting people practice things that might be too dangerous in real life. VAL is a new project from French …

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Virtual humans may help doctors learn empathy: study

In a first, scientists are using life-like virtual humans to train doctors on how to break bad news and express empathy to patients and their family …

Google’s Getting Students Into US History With VR — And Free "Hamilton" Tickets

The six-week #EduHam course brings American Revolution–themed studies to life as a part of students' regular history classes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Getting tickets to see the smash-hit musical <i>Hamilton</i> by Lin-Manuel Miranda will cost you. But last week, a Google-partnered school program called #EduHam gave …

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Digital campaign: Greenpeace targets new audience with its first VR app

The environmental group Greenpeace has launched its first virtual reality app, Virtual Explorer, giving its supporters the opportunity to experience …