Jul 12 2016

Teachers Want to See More Virtual Reality in Their Classrooms [#Infographic]

Survey data from this year shows that educators think immersive learning experiences can improve student outcomes.

There’s plenty of excitement surrounding virtual reality’s applications in education.

Teachers and administrators attending the ISTE 2016 Conference and Expo, for instance, flocked to the Samsung Gear VR and Google Expeditions displays to try their hand at the companies’ respective VR teaching tools.

Despite the interest, VR hasn’t yet found a home in most schools. According to statistics cited in a recent Samsung infographic, only 2 percent of teachers use VR content in their classrooms. The data comes from a 2016 survey of more than 1,000 K–12 teachers.

Survey results also indicate that educators would like to use VR to complement coursework in a variety of subjects, particularly science, history and social studies. Eight-three percent of teachers believe the technology could help improve student outcomes in those and other areas.

Check out the Samsung infographic below to learn more about teachers’ feelings toward VR and implementation steps that schools can take to bring the technology to classrooms.


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