I’m often asked, what value does Virtual Reality, VR, bring to education? To which I typically reply, equity. While most, including my immediate peers, usually squint and ask how so?, there is currently a myriad of VR experiences that can bring equity to education where no other tool has been able to. We will talk … Continue reading Equity in VR
So this is exciting! Alex Chaucer @geoparadigm, Amanda Fox @AmandaFoxSTEM and James McCrary @jamesmccrary and I started a podcast dedicated to Immersive Technologies in education and business. Please give it a listen here: https://anchor.fm/the-virtual-reality-podcast Also please check out the first of many Video Podcasts, the first of which were recorded at Immersed 2018. Our first interview was … Continue reading @theVRPodcast
Undoubtedly those of us who utilize Virtual Reality, VR, for Education have likely read the book by Ernest Cline and have seen the movie more than once. We've anticipated this movie since it's announcement and we hope that is spawns discussion around VR, including it's benefits and dangers, so that we can appropriately integrate VR … Continue reading Ready Player One – The Biggest Message
So you're ready to dive into high end VR. There are some considerations prior to buying, namely the hardware that will drive the Vive. If you're on a budget then a desktop will save you valuable capital. In most cases though you'll want to consider the flexibility of the Vive including traveling with it. If … Continue reading Want an HTC Vive?
Available in Q1 2018 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPMJDXmYwiY Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.5" diagonal Resolution: 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye (2880 x 1600 pixels combined) Refresh rate: 90 Hz Field of view: 110 degrees Audio: Hi-Res certificate headset Hi-Res certificate headphone (removable) High impedance headphone support Input: Integrated microphones Connections: USB-C 3.0, DP 1.2, Bluetooth Sensors: SteamVR Tracking, … Continue reading HTC Vive Pro Coming Soon
I recently attended a wonderful conference and forum centered around Immersive Technologies in Education. xRinEDU, as it's titled, brought together industry leaders from the VR, AR and MR fields as well as educators from across the world including Mexico and Japan to name a couple. The focus was on the state of xR in education, … Continue reading Equitable Immersion @ xRinEDU Conference
1, Educate yourself. Read and have a conversation about VR. There are plenty of resources available, do your own research and due diligence into the value of VR in education. 2, Experiment. Yes we've all heard of it, Google Expeditions. I do see value with expeditions especially since it's free and available on both Android … Continue reading What Educators need to know about Virtual Reality now