Online Learning Update

June 25, 2015

Penn State prototype brings virtual reality to distance education

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Tara GarcĂ­a Mathewson, Education Dive

A new system designed by Penn State engineering students gives distance learners an immersive classroom experience using virtual reality. Campus Technology reports that the system uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, as well as a haptic glove and interactive three-dimensional simulations that students developed themselves. The project supervisor expects the system to give distance learners tactile experience, thus improving online courses, and also enhance traditional classrooms, according to the article.

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