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When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

From Julie Johnston, Michael Boyles, Campus Technology, March 7, 2017

Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms called Reality Labs.

Indiana University (IU) has enjoyed a long and successful history of using virtual reality for research and creative endeavors. Over the past two decades, hundreds of university faculty and students have immersed themselves in 3D environments and virtual simulations. Unfortunately, this work was limited to a handful of spaces, required costly hardware and depended on a small set of shared software resources. Large-format projection systems (taking up hundreds of square feet and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars) and custom applications were common.

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