Instructors introduce VR to the classroom to make digital learning more engaging

December 4, 2020

Instructors have continued to use technology in new ways to further enhance their virtual classrooms. At Simon Fraser University, instructors Steve DiPaola and Jeremy Turner have used Tivoli Cloud VR to enable students and instructors to set up avatars and enter into a virtual classroom. Users can navigate the classroom, talk to other users, display slides and videos, and more. At the University of St Michael’s College, students in Paolo Granata’s creativity and technology seminar will use VR headsets to flip through course material and "learn how to fly." “The virtual world does not mean a fake world. Students will be able to experiment creatively with the impossible,” said Granata. “VR provides us with a tangible way to get in touch with the intangible. This is something different.”

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