360° VR + Ed
Why 360° VR for Education? How is it Effective?
Immersive panoramic 360° perspective vs unidirectional standard video perspective
Captivating where your students are the center of a real world environment.
Low/No Cost - No special equipment is required. Use with existing classroom technology such as
Accessible technology format - All students can
Engage in the content
Enjoy the learning experience
Teachers can easily and freely find/create/modify the content they need.
Content provided with the 360° VR is likely more creative and open-ended.
Evidence Based Benefits of Incorporating VR Into the Classroom
Making context-specific learning personal and relevant with congruent role models/experiences
Sparking interest and positively affecting attitudes with rich contextual information
Debunking stereotypes through exposure and vicarious learning
Transcending limitations of expensive, dangerous, or abstract activities
Enabling tangible visualization of complex concepts
Motivating by actively experiencing rather than passively observing
Assisting with disabilities such as recognizing/interpreting emotions, job interviewing, and empathy amongst other life skills
Practicing protocols and procedures before important tasks or where one on one teaching is limited
Engage and Inspire Students with 360° VR!
You can create or find “walking tours” of cities, museums, and other interesting environments! You can immerse students in authentic content such as science experiments with expensive equipment and career exploration with people on the other side of the world or even in outer space! Research shows students self efficacy, empathy and motivation improves exponentially by relating to others’ experiences while using 360° VR. It’s literally like “walking in another’s shoes”.
360° VR content can provide students with creative learning beyond the classroom. Students are more likely to understand knowledge on a broader scale and develop an appetite to seek out further information within the discipline.
360° VR content is fun to find or create, adapt to your standards, and share with your students. You will be giving your students an all-access ticket to the world, with a front-row seat in your classroom!