5 Real Uses of Virtual Reality in Education

| September 3, 2019

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All people know and understand what is altered, virtual, or imaginary reality because all human beings, from children to elderly adults, have fantasies and dreams. For most of us, such reality seems to be something unimportant and irrelevant when it comes to education, profession, or business and global economics. Perhaps, only artists, musicians, painters, and entertainers give credit to the phenomenon of virtual reality, and that is exactly the reason why IT companies began mass production and distribution of Virtual Reality headsets which allow people to simulate any visual and sound experience. However, VR technologies proved to be highly effective in the realm of education because they provide students with all the necessary means to develop communication skills, enhance the real-life experience.

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Based in Chandler, Arizona, ODYSSEYWARE® is a leading provider of online curriculum and eLearning solutions for charter, public, and virtual schools in grades K-12. The comprehensive and rigorous curriculum was created with flexibility in mind and is designed to meet the academic needs of a diverse mix of students. It has proven itself effective not only as a primary curriculum, but as a solution for credit recovery, alternative, and special needs students, as well as in a blended learning environment. Used in more than 900 school districts across the country, ODYSSEYWARE provides online core courses, as well as a variety of electives, skills and placement testing, accelerated courses, and GED preparation.

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