The Wonderful World of Virtual Reality in Class
Submitted by Brittany Herrington
What challenge, problem or motivation inspired you to make one small change?
The workshops in the Hub, specifically relating to the Oculus Rift VR inspired me to try something new!
Tell us about your one small change:
In my ENG1002 and ENG1780 courses, I decided to incorporate a virtual reality experience into my final assignments. Students had the ability to choose between three video options to watch using the Oculus Rift headset. Next they watched their chosen film, and then reported on that experience.
What was the result of your one small change?
The result of my one small change was that the students’ level of excitement and engagement increased exponentially. Every student who showed up to their VR experience, came either on time or early! I noticed that students had more to say about this assignment immediately after their experience, than they would have, had I stuck with a traditional way of delivering an essay assignment. The final product was also of a much higher quality, in terms of effort and content.