Jami Woychesin, Instructional Designer, UNT Health Science CenterHIGHER EDUCATION
Repurposing the Bricks of the Traditional Classroom Setting to Build Virtual Walls in Online Learning with Virtual Reality. Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to take learning beyond the traditional online learning experience. With benefits such as enhanced engagement, improved retention, and experiential learning, this simulation-based technology has the potential to revolutionize how online training programs are performed. This session will walk the attendants through examples of virtual reality games built for the purpose of educating in two formats; medical and K12. In addition, we will examine the current state of learning and project the trajectory of where learning will go in order to meet the learners of today's and tomorrow's needs.
Attendees will leave with resources to utilize to which they can refer when building online courses with virtual reality activities. In addition, there will be a link to an online activity that is available to the public used in K12 to promote COVID safety awareness in schools.