Virtual reality vs. online education

Is virtual reality a step up from online education?

Reported by EdSurge, a new study published by Educational Psychology Review showed that students who participated in an online field trip exploring climate science using virtual reality scored significantly better on both a test immediately after and later in the term compared to the student group who had simply watched an online video on the subject.

The takeaway? This test didn’t compare VR vs. in-person of course. But as we seek to improve online education, because of how many more students it can help us serve, how can we look to additional technologies like virtual reality to improve the student experience even more?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.