This blog was created to solicit ideas, experiences, and insights from colleagues about the use of virtual reality technology to enhance student learning in the classroom. I am currently researching the use of virtual reality (VR) as an educational tool.
My current thoughts are that VR would be an ideal platform for students to practice skills learned in the laboratory setting. I would like to create a virtual pharmacy that would allow distance learning students to practice interactions with patients and the manipulation supplies. I would also like to be able to assess student activity performance.
Because all students to not have access to this technology and my program operates on a limited budget, the cost of developing or purchasing such a program will be a consideration.
To further my research, I would like to gather your thoughts on this idea. Compiling the benefits and drawbacks to such a program would aid in the development of my action plan.