Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Virtual Learning

Chapter 12 touches upon the subject of education and virtual reality. It explains some of the key reasons why learing through virtual reality would be beneficial to students. The brain can process information better through sight, sound, as well as touch and VR can enable students to do so. This book emphasizes the value this system of learning has had on aviation, as well as police work. One reason why it is so effective in these fields is because it enhances an individuals skills in these fields and excludes the risk of injury. Virtual practice makes it so a beginner can conquer the more difficult tasks first such as landing the plane, and catch up to speed on the less difficult areas such as flying through a crosswind. Although this has been proven to be a great way to learn physically speaking, this method of learning is being applied to the academic world. This video found on youtube shows how the United Kingdom finds how condusive this method of learning can be for kids, especially those who need to be homeschooled for particular reasons.


1 comment:

Lance Strate said...

Good video. Given that virtual education has these advantages, how might it change the very notion of education?