Online Learning Update

September 6, 2019

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Online Learning?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Stephen Gossett, Builtin

He based his hunch on American educator Edgar Dale’s well-known but controversially non-scientific theory dubbed the Cone of Experience, which posits that people remember far more about something through direct experience of it as opposed to just reading, seeing or hearing about it. And early research indicates that Chacon’s instincts about VR were correct. A Penn State University study found that students who used immersive virtual reality to accomplish a task did so more than twice as fast as students who used traditional computer programs.

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