VR Will NOT Save Education; VR Might Destroy It
Wednesday, March 8
12:30PM - 12:50PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 15
Herb Coleman PhD
Austin Community College
This discussion will examine the rush to integrate virtual reality devices and platforms in classrooms and the possible outcomes of this decision. Particularly, the lack of instructional intent and outcomes will be the focus. The increasing entertainment ("edutainment") factor and it's effect on instruction will be addressed. The history of failed "gee whiz" entertainments imposed on education will also be covered. Finally, a sensible plan for the possibility of integrating VR for specific purposes will be addressed. I hope to leave a minute or 2 for discussion.
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