5 Tips For Setting Up a Class Virtual Reality Kit

 

With technology rapidly enhancing, it is no wonder why virtual reality is starting to become a popular educational method. It can be challenging to initiate a virtual reality kit in the classroom since it is relatively new to the modern world.

Virtual reality and teaching

In order to get the most out of this educational technique, here are some tips when setting up your innovative virtual reality kit.


  1. Make Use of The Computer

With the swift advancement of the computer, it will be incredibly beneficial when it comes to the virtual reality kit in the classroom. It is time to steer away from the traditional methods of instruction, such as books. The computer is appealing and amusing to students. Therefore, it’ll give them the opportunity to learn while having fun.


  1. Incorporate Student Interaction Activities

Allow for the students to reflect on their experience of the virtual reality that they participated in. They learn a significant amount from their peers resulting in a stronger understanding of the material.

Virtual reality and teaching


  1. Consider Google’s Expeditions

Introduced in 2015, Google Expeditions is a low-cost tool that includes a camera capable of capturing a 360-degree virtual reality image.  This gives students the chance to virtually travel to endless amounts of destinations.


  1. 4D Anatomy

4D Anatomy Online is a resource that has a lot to offer when it comes to medical education. Students are able to learn at their own comfortable pace and gain immediate evaluation. It can be accessed from the tablet, iPad, and desktop computer.


  1. Encourage and Inform Other Instructors

Notify other teachers how the lesson turned out and assess the outcome of using the virtual reality kit in the classroom. Evaluate the ways in which the virtual reality lesson could be improved in order to best serve the education of your students.

Virtual reality and teaching


In summary, virtual reality kits are capable of making education incredibly more enjoyable for students if utilized appropriately.


About the Author

Farid Gasim is Founder of Edarabia.com and has extensive experience in serving the Middle East education industry. As an integral part of media agency, Grafdom, Farid has developed marketing strategies for institutions of all sizes. He is a notable speaker with over 12 years of marketing expertise and numerous public engagements at New York University, Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology and other industry events & forums.

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http://www.brandedvr.com/img/blog/could-virtual-reality-enter-education

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