This session will explore how Immersive VR takes Online Learning to new levels.
Asynchronous online learning is an isolated experience for most students. Adding a synchronous component helps to break that isolation and meets the needs of students in a way that might not be addressed as easily through asynchronous communication. Immersive virtual reality offers an even deeper connection with classmates and teachers. The sense of presence and special audio feels more like a face to face experience than the traditional webcasting platforms used for synchronous online learning. But VR also offers us the opportunity as educators to reimagine online learning – to make it experiential rather than trying to replicate the classroom experience.
Rob Theriault will take you to his VR worlds to generate discussion on how we might use VR moving forward.
Professor Rob Theriault has been a paramedic for 35 years and teaches in the paramedic programs at Georgian College in Ontario, Canada.