VR ENABLEMENT OF FULLY ONLINE BIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Labster has worked constantly to grow its product since the company’s inception in 2012 with the end aim of opening up the potential for experiential, outcome-driven education to a wider student audience. Boundaries to allowing distance learning of methodologies and scientific techniques have been removed by Labster with the development of 30 fully VR enabled simulations specifically for Biology undergraduate courses. For the first time, a fully online undergraduate degree is being delivered with practical laboratory experience, learning of laboratory methods and techniques, the opportunity for experimentation and practice of skills all being achieved in the virtual environment.
Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) at San Diego State University
In Fall 2017, Instructional Technology Services (ITS) at San Diego State University (SDSU) launched the Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) initiative, providing a variety of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality immersive tools for use across the pedagogical spectrum. VITaL serves as an incubator to enable experiences that would be out of reach in a traditional learning environment, including low-frequency, high-risk scenarios simulating life-threatening medical conditions, celestial events in outer space, and scientific phenomena at the micro scale. In its inaugural year, VITaL facilitated immersive teaching, learning, and research in 26 courses across all seven colleges at SDSU.
Wonda VR (NYU StartEd ’17) is a VR software company revolutionizing the way we learn and discover the world. The Wonda VR creation and publishing platform has been used by 7,000+ content creators, and more than 300 universities such as Harvard University, NYU and Parsons, as well as Pearson Education, and 200-plus medium and large businesses such as Cisco, DuPont, Bombardier, Intel and MassMutual.