Thursday, December 5, 2013

Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education

BY BRIAN SHUSTER, UTHERVERSE DIGITAL12.04.13
When you think of higher education, chances are that virtual reality is not something that immediately comes to mind. In recent years, online learning has changed the face of education by becoming a supplement to traditional methods, allowing people to learn at a distance, on their own time and at their own pace. It has become a powerful tool for educators to expand their reach while providing students with a way to get an education without having to step foot into a classroom.

Despite these advantages, online education has proven to be a double-edged sword. 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...