If 'Mars Odyssey' Is Any Indication, The Future Of Education With VR Is Incredibly Compelling

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samopa

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"This should be the way we teach kids about history. Students would likely be far more engaged in the material than they are by reading a textbook, and in turn, they’ll be more likely to retain the information. "

Totally agree with you. When the government read this and start using it ? At least in the Primary School.
 

grimfox

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In certain regards I agree. However, I have to play devil's advocate again. You're looking at a very expensive VR lab, 40 seats @ 2k/seat = 80k USD. Sure learning from a book or seeing more or less the same thing on a tablet/laptop isn't as exciting but for 80k you could probably hire 2 additional teachers. Unless that VR lab is active everyday for the entire school year I feel like the teachers would be a better investment.
 

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This is an example of what the FUTURE of education can (will) be.
Vive's won't be this expensive forever (its more like $1500/seat, btw). Prices will come down, accessibility will go up.

More teachers doesn't help make the content engaging for students. I would argue that a technology that encourages students to actually pay attention and take in the subject matter in a meaningful way is a better investment than hiring another teacher or two.

 
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