Learning in Virtual Reality
“We always overestimate the change that will happen in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” — Bill Gates
By Alan Sitomer, CEO of EyeQVR
Virtual reality learning is an inevitability. Get ready to shift!
Virtual reality has made giant strides in creating memorable, immersive experiences and now it is about to change education forever. Take a moment to let that sink in because right now more than 99% of teachers or students have not yet even experienced VR. But they will.
Personally, I am a lifer in education. I am a California Teacher of the Year Award Winner, I am the author of 20 books for educators and young readers, and I am also notoriously dubious about fads in learning. (Ah, the junk I have seen peddled!) Yet my own personal credentials, carry no weight. VR has built a better mousetrap and whether the most acclaimed teachers in the nation approve or not matters little.
Austerity instruction will only prove to be a gatekeeper for so long. After that, the best pedagogical tool to deliver the most efficacious learning will win. And virtual reality will be that tool. Unequivocally.
Virtual Reality Learning
Virtual Reality learning offers experiential instruction that taps the power of human empathy and understanding in ways that simply can’t be described unless you have experienced VR for yourself. To communicate what it’s like in VR through words to someone who has never experienced VR is like trying to describe swimming to someone who has never taken a dip in the water. It’s simply not possible to comprehend how profound it is to immerse learners INSIDE the content through VR learning modules.
Currently, our young learners read about George Washington crossing the Delaware, they hear about Harriet Tubman fleeing for the north, or maybe they watch a 2D video about the Louisiana Purchase. All are good strategies considering the previously available technology but none of them match the power of putting students inside the boat, side by side with General Washington as he faces a tremendous Christmastime storm and pulls off an against-all-odds victory. Now THAT is an unforgettable experience.
The significance of these historical events come to life through virtual reality’s pedagogical power. Unparalleled by any other current learning module, VR education offers unprecedented dynamism, empathy, and data insights in learner performance and retention.
Who is Using VR?
Why? Because education through virtual reality is the best learning device. Whether it be virtual football training, going to Mars, or creating a simulated flying experience, there is no doubt that VR is the future of education across all industries.
Who We Are
Bill Gates once famously said, “We always overestimate the change that will happen in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” This is why I founded EyeQVR. We are virtual Reality Learning Specialists driven by the core belief that today’s kids deserve the best.
EyeQVR produces and distributes virtual reality learning modules that tap the power of evidence-based research to deliver empathic, immersive, experiential education to learners across the globe. Our dynamic virtual reality experiences, embedded assessment, and data insights provide amplifies student engagement.
Experience It for Yourself!
Our inaugural piece, WHERE THE ENDS BEGINS: An Anti Bully Virtual Reality Experience is now free for you to sample.
Go ahead and see for yourself! Your perception of learning holds the potential to be changed forever! Visit EyeQVR.com to learn more!