How Virtual Reality Can Revolutionize Science Education
Virtual reality has been on the radar since Morton Heilig’s Sensorama in the 1950s, and head mounted versions of the technology were even around in the 1960s. But it wasn’t until recently that its use has become less of a novelty and more of a commonality. Console games and smartphone adapters have brought the potential of virtual reality into the lives of everyday people. And soon, that technology will enter the classroom.
Now, the big question is how these emerging technologies will transform education as we know it. While that question might not be fully answered for some time, it is easy to see the potential. One area of education where the virtual reality revolution has already begun is in science education. In the video below, Michael Bodekaer passionately discusses how virtual reality is transforming the way we teach science in K-12.