VR in Education

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

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 …

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

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 …

ED-Funded VR Game Simulates Chemistry Lab Experiences

Virtual Reality<p>Image: Schell Games.<p>Schell Games, a full-service game design and development company based in Pittsburgh, recently released a video …

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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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Travel through time 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 …

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New research explores benefits of Buddhist practice in virtual reality

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

'Virtual party' teaching kids about dangers of drugs, alcohol

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 …

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 …

SoccerDream Working With HTC Vive To Build Virtual Reality Soccer Training Platform

In trying to explain what his product, SoccerDream, seeks to achieve, Andreu Bartolí, Co-Founder & CEO, highlights what he calls “soccer IQ” a number …

Create The Learning Environment You Want Using Virtual Reality

<b>Create The Learning Environment You Want Using Virtual Reality</b><p>by <b>Bryne Stothard</b>, Frankfurt International School, Germany<p>I have wonderful memories of …

You Can Now Visit North Korea Using Virtual Reality

"<p>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 is unsurprising then that actually going to visit the country is very difficult indeed.<p>Well now a new startup has given all of us the chance to …

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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 …

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>Posted on May 02, 2017, 20:40 GMT<p>Theo Wargo / Getty Images<p>Lin-Manuel Miranda performs onstage during the <i>Hamilton</i> Grammy performance on February 15, 2016, in New York City.<p>SAN …

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 …

From A Tree To A Star, VR Can Connect People To Climate Change, The Universe | International Business Times

How do you get people who live in concrete landscapes to care about their environment and the world in general? Virtual reality might be able to help.<p>…

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The Impact of Virtual Reality on Learning

Virtual Reality<p>As virtual reality goes mainstream and provides new ways for students to interact and gain hands-on experience, it's important to …

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See the Canadian Wilderness from a Grizzly Bear’s Point of View in This VR Experience

'Bear 71' takes you on a tour of Banff National Park with a tagged grizzly and countless trail cameras as your guides.<p>A four-year-old, 135-kilo female grizzly bear is your tour guide through Alberta's Banff National Park in <i>Bear 71</i>, a VR documentary experience created by Leanne Allison and Jeremy …

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In VR land rush, creators unlock an 'empathy engine'

NEW YORK (AP) — On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.<p>He stands in the railway car that delivered him and his family to the camp. He walks to the gas chamber and the showers. Some rooms he can't bear to go in. He …

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The VR for Change Summit shines a spotlight on impactful virtual reality projects

The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world.<p>The VR for Change Summit …

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Stepping Inside a Surreal World at the Dali Museum St. Petersburg

I don’t know about you, but from the first time I saw Salvador Dali paintings when I was in high school, I thought “Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to …

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