MRU professor teaches psychology in virtual reality

September 23, 2021
Mount Royal University Psychology Professor Dr Tony Chaston has developed a new psychology course that will teach students using virtual reality (VR). The course, which is called The Digital Frontier: Perception, AI and Virtual Reality in Psychology, uses VR to teach students about VR and how it can be used to lower stress levels. Students will access the course through headsets, and will participate in Google Meet learning to take breaks from the headsets. “Immersion in media is a topic that’s been around for a long time, but it takes on a whole different level when you talk about it in VR,” said course creator Dr Tony Chaston. MRU says that this is the first class of its kind in Canada. MRU (AB)