How student-created VR can enhance SEL and special ed

eschoolnews | May 09, 2019

Quality social-emotional learning (SEL) and effective special education (SpEd) programming look remarkably similar. Each relies on a positive, safe learning environment and touts activities geared toward student strengths and weaknesses. Both types of programming facilitate a group experience where individual outcomes are designed to be disparate, be recorded, and used to track growth. Because these two types of programming are similar in philosophy, it should come as no surprise that both SEL and SpEd can be enhanced and expanded by innovative edtech solutions—most notably, student-created virtual reality (360 VR videos). VR is proving to be an effective engagement tool in diverse ways: visiting museums around the world, blasting off into space, etc. But VR does not have to be limited to geography and science classrooms. By using student-created, perspective-taking videos, VR can be a powerful experiential tool that aligns with and augments both SEL and SpEd outcomes.

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As developers of our own learning management system plugin for WordPress, we're constantly reading and researching to stay abreast of trends in the rapidly shifting e-learning technology landscape.While it may sound like a daunting task, it's a process that we very much enjoy. We're fortunate to have a very vocal WP Courseware user base which is passionate about the direction and development of the project, so we receive dozens of feature requests each week which we log to evaluate for future releases.

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