Last week, Web Design students were involved in educational research with Facebook and Blue Trot consultancy around the use of Virtual Reality in the classroom. In the lesson, students were split into groups and learned how to collaborate creatively using virtual reality (VR) devices.
Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging technology that transports the user’s mind somewhere else. Because of its expense and complexity, VR is far from ubiquitous in current classrooms. Facebook’s Education Modernization team has partnered with Blue Trot, a research consultancy, to design and implement the first-of-its-kind social classroom activity. During the scenario, teams rotated in timed rounds as “designers” in the VR device while the remaining group members communicated instructions through design memos. Students created virtual field trips to Iran, New York, and San Francisco.
- Computing News