Learning in virtual reality may be just as good, and way more fun
Students learn just as well in virtual reality (VR) as they do in computer-based or hands-on learning activities, according to international research, which found that using VR headset technology to teach students was no better, but also no worse, than the more traditional methods. The study found that students widely favoured VR learning, even though it did not improve learning outcomes over the other forms. The team also found that males had far better learning outcomes using the VR headset than females, but males also reported having significantly more video game experience overall, which may be the real reason they performed better.
Journal/conference: PLOS ONE
Organisation/s: Cornell University, USA
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