Nowadays, the world is, essentially, running online. Starting from traveling from one place to another to ordering food; everything now happens online over the worldwide network of the Internet. So, lately, several traditional educational institutions have taken this online approach to educate more and more people. They now offer the service of teaching different subjects online that people want to learn but don’t have time to do that by attending a school or because they live in some other country.
While via the online courses, teachers can easily reach a vast number of students anywhere in the world quite effortlessly and fast; the disadvantage of this process is that students of the online courses are usually isolated. It means that they will not be able to experience the similar kind of classroom atmosphere that the students do, who attend the classes physically.
However, Full Sail University has a solution to it; thanks to the advancements in technology. The University has joined hands with Doghead Simulations. Now the team will make use of virtual reality (VR) technology to make online students feel included in a physical classroom too. The aim is to make them feel less isolated.
The technology will let the online students be present in a virtual classroom along with other classmates. The classmates will be represented with their own avatars. Of course, this entire process will require the students to have a VR device if they want to participate in it.
“We are very excited about the next level of engagement that rumii will bring to our education. Beyond facilitating collaboration, VR education allows for concentrated monotasking learning, which we believe will enhance the retention of information. In today’s world where technology and screen time can be distracting, VR allows you to be in the moment and engaged with the subject at hand,” stated the Executive Director of Education and CEO of Full Sail University, Isis Jones.