Let’s start with a brief look at 2017 with some statistics:

  • 97 percent of the students would like to take a VR lesson.
  • Education is in fourth place in VR investments by companies.
  • 69 percent of teachers are willing to organize virtual excursions.
  • 93 percent of the teachers indicate that their students would like to use Virtual Reality.
  • Although 80 percent of teachers have access to VR equipment, less than 7 percent use these resources.

The last point in particular is disappointing. The students are open to VR teaching, the equipment is within reach, but the teachers still make too little use of it. It is high time teachers start their own Virtual Reality lesson in a VR workshop. You are never too old to learn!

VR teaching in 2018
Here are some examples of innovative VR teaching for 2018, realizing that this is just the tip of the iceberg!

Spies train in VR
In Australia, aspiring spies are tested with Virtual Reality. They get to see a scenario in which they have to remember as much information as possible, such as the number of buttons in the elevator and which sounds can be heard in the background.

Virtual Reality scenarios can be repeated again and again, always in exactly the same way. That way you can give the same test to multiple students for a better comparison.

VR Distance teaching
Most teachers are not too wide-ranging, which can change with VR teaching in 2018. In Dubai, for example, a teacher from South Korea teaches in a virtual classroom. Because he specializes in a specific subject, he can earn a lot of money by teaching at a distance.

The decentralization of teaching will play an increasingly important role in 2018, which will not only be lucrative for teachers with specialist knowledge, but will also be effective in providing accessible teaching for target groups that are difficult to reach.

Google Expeditions
An old familiar but a good example for VR teaching for 2018 is and remains Google Expeditions. With simple Cardboard holders and smartphones you can teach in class in VR. The teacher controls a VR lesson centrally, which gives every student the same information at the same time, but they have the freedom to look around to stimulate the activity of the child.

More wireless VR options
The Oculus GO is a kind of Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard with built-in hardware that will be released in 2018. So no smartphone is required anymore, the system is completely wireless and the price will be around 200 euros.

There are now hundreds of apps for this system that, like the Gear VR, work on the basis of Oculus software. This product can play an important role teaching for VR in 2018.

Teaching VR for adults
You don’t have to have a career as an Australian spy on your wish list to experience the benefits of VR teaching. More and more companies are using Virtual Reality with good results as a result. From frying chicken to practicing customer service scenarios and medical for studies, VR teaching for adults will continue to grow in 2018.