Transforming Education with Virtual Reality

Course Number: EDU 5515 C04
Instructor: Clarena Renfrow
Location: The course will start with an in-person session from 9:00-4:00 at Castleton University on March 16, 2019. The remainder of the course will be held in an online environment.
Dates and Times: March 16, 2019 to May 31, 2019. In-person session on March 16 from 9:00-4:00 with the remainder of the course in an online environment.
Credits: 1 Graduate Credit
Tuition: $725. Oculus Go 64 gig Standalone Virtual Reality headset is included in the tuition.

NOTE: Course payment of $725 by check or purchase order, 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. If paying by check, please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
Note: Technology cannot be ordered until full tuition is received.
Technology delivery by the first day of class is not guaranteed for registrations received after March 1, 2019.

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives/Goals

Transforming Education with Virtual Reality with the Oculus Go is designed to meet the following goals:

1. To learn to use the Oculus Go and find educational apps
2. To understand how to integrate VR into lessons so that students develop understandings on an entirely different level
3. To understand how VR can be part of assessments and projects
4. To understand how VR fits into the Universal Design for Learning

Course Expectations

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.

Required Texts

Resources, Readings and videos will be from online sources.

For additional course information

Clarena Renfrow
(802) 770-8478

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!