|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C52|
|Location:||Castleton University, Stafford Academic Center, Room 156|
|Dates and Times:||March 14 - May 16, 2020. The course starts in-person on Saturday, March 14, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The remainder of the course takes place in an online environment.|
|Credits:||1 Graduate Credit|
|Tuition:||$1,000. Tuition includes an Oculus Quest 128 gig Standalone Virtual Reality headset.|
Note: Course payment or purchase order of $1,000, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. Please mail check to the Castleton Center for Schools, Stafford Academic Center, Castleton University, 251 South Street, Castleton, VT 05753. Thank you.
Virtual Reality is the next big step in education. Students can be inside the human body to explore how it all works, go inside famous paintings, learn a new language in relevant surroundings, paint and sculpt in 3D, read virtual interactive books, go to famous places and countries, leap back into time, travel into space and go places that they never dreamed of. This new tool has the power to teach our students in ways we never dreamed possible! The experience is engaging to say the least, but it is also interactive and some apps are actually collaborative. This course will not only demonstrate how to use the device and apps, but we will explore apps for education and learn how to plan for experiential learning in VR as well as developing assessments.
Transforming Education with Virtual Reality with the Oculus Quest is designed to meet the following goals:
Resources, Readings, assignments and videos will be from on-line sources.
Students will be expected to do a lesson plan involving VR as well as read and respond to articles regarding VR use in the classroom.
Students will research virtual reality, painting and how this is being introduced into classrooms around the country and present that information to class.
Clarena M. Renfrow