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How Can I Use Virtual Reality to Impact Classroom Learning?
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: via Zoom
Instructor(s): Dawn Sweet

Description: Learn how Virtual Reality (VR) can be effectively implemented into your instruction to best impact areas such as engagement, communication, collaboration, hands-on skills, and digital literacy skills.

Virtual Reality (VR) can be a valuable tool in an educator’s toolbox, and knowing when and how to properly employ this digital technology will improve student outcomes in the classroom. However, effectively implementing VR can be tricky without proper support.

This 20-Minute Mentor provides peer-reviewed evidence of when and how VR can best supplement everyday pedagogical practices to positively impact engagement, communication, collaboration, hands-on skills, and digital literacy skills. Participants will also learn about the “don’ts” of VR and where research is still needed to avoid any potential negative issues.

Topics Covered:

• The impact of VR on student learning outcomes
• Engagement outcomes
• Communication and collaboration
• Hand-on skills
• Digital literacy
• Potential impediments to learning



Seats Available: 29