Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Academic Enhancement

Is virtual reality ready to provide students with a more immersive learning experience?

Reported by Campus Technology, in a pilot program by Berkeley College, 79% of students reported feeling more engaged with the course materials when using VR apps. These interactions included international business students virtually visiting North Korea, and an entrepreneurship class getting pitched on a Taxi alternative, by virtually taking a ride in this “nightclub on wheels”.

The takeaway? Technologies like virtual reality can provide students with powerful and immersive experiences. How can we take the time to creatively explore how to best incorporate them in our classrooms to elevate our student’s engagement and overall academic experience?

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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.