By Fatma Katr
In a modern world with diverse platforms for innovations and solutions, technology is shaping the future of education. It continues to manifest new tools such as virtual reality (VR) in a student’s learning experience. The number of VR educational users is expected to increase to around 15 million by 2025, according to a report about virtual and augmented reality published by Goldman Sachs.
While 18% of U.S. higher education institutions have fully deployed VR according to a survey reported by EdTech, around 60% of all institutions are expected to champion VR in creating immersive learning experiences by 2021. The expected increase is derived from the demand to use it in institutions amid improving VR technology and its falling costs.
This article will delve into the true experience of VR and its transformation to higher education institutions today through the following components:
- What to consider before applying VR
- How VR is transforming students’ lives after graduation
- Academic leadership: the challenges and opportunities that manifest in the VR experience
- How universities are championing student learning with VR
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