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For virtual reality to stick, universities need meaningful classroom content

by Emily Bamforth • 2 weeks ago

As universities add virtual reality to the classroom, coders and designers are working with instructors to create meaningful experiences.

One Morehouse College professor wants every student to have a VR headset

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Muhsinah Morris, an assistant professor of chemistry at Morehouse, said she wants all incoming freshmen to be issued a VR headset.

University of Michigan takes virtual reality to Coursera

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

The university plans to use lessons from its extended-reality initiative to offer 10 courses focused on skills training.

Education in the metaverse needs human connection, Brookings argues

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

Even in a metaverse classroom, a real-life instructor is still needed to make sure students are actively learning, according to a new Brookings Institution report.

VR in universities a welcome addition, but not yet 'plug-and-play'

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Professors experimenting with VR in their classrooms report positive initial results, but they say creating the content is still a lot of work.

Purdue students are using VR to explore the cosmos, remotely

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Virtual reality technology that wasn't feasible in the classroom just a few years ago is finding practical applications in a Purdue astronomy course.

Michigan State launches VR app to fight unconscious bias

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

The app helps users recognize racism and unconscious bias to help support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Temple's online MBA students tap VR for second year

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

The emerging technology has received "enthusiastic feedback" from students in its second year of use, a Temple University professor said.

VR helps Texas students prepare career paths early

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

VR simulations dramatically improved students' self-reported confidence with their career options after high school.