Share Paper: Using Virtual Reality to Foster Higher Education Outcomes

  1. Imonitie Atamenwan, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Scott Warren, University of North Texas, United States

Abstract: Virtual reality (VR) has several characteristics that include immersion and interaction. These two qualities are critical in teaching various subjects. Immersion is important in engaging students within the learning environment. Teaching is usually more effective when the students are immersed in what they are learning. Several researchers have applauded the usefulness of social interaction in learning and cognition. VR can introduce another dimension of social interaction to higher education learning experiences. Because of its usefulness in the education, VR has been applied to teaching and learning. Additional research is needed to properly use this technology for education and address any ...