Monday, April 21, 2014

Can Virtual Reality Solve the problem of Online Education? 

 Reading the news about Facebook buying Oculus virtual reality headgear maker for $2.3 billion, as educators, we were wondering why to spend that much money on VR? But Facebook has history of making out-of-this- world acquisitions, until the word “Education” mentioned in the middle of the news released, we start looking at this acquisition from a different prospective.

Online education has proven to be a double-edged sword for learners. At some point in their learning, every student needs personal help that interactive workbooks and textbooks alone cannot provide. Relying solely on asynchronous communication with a faceless professor stifles the kind of momentum that a classroom setting promotes. Read more here ...

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