How virtual reality is revolutionising learning

John Pickavance explores how virtual reality experiences are immersing students into learning environments that the classroom cannot replicate

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Virtual reality has progressed from being just a game to a game changing experience for many people. It is revolutionising the learning experiences of students in classrooms, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to take on real world challenges. The author, John Pickavance, from the University of Leeds, compares virtual reality to 'empathy machines', helping students understand the perspectives of people from different backgrounds. Whatever your opinion of virtual reality, it is creating a new world of learning for all students to explore. Read more about virtual learning practices in this new article Walk inside a plant cell or glide over a coral reef: three ways virtual reality is revolutionising teaching published by The Conversation.   

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