Virtual learning

Nov. 29, 2018 | Mr. White and Mr. Maxwell's students dove head first into VR this morning.

Two instructors from Jonction Éducation joined students in the conference room this morning for a workshop about virtual reality in the classroom. Each student was given a smartphone-powered headset and invited to explore 360° views of WWI trenches, among other interactive experiences. "One of the best ways to learn with VR is to just follow your own curiosity, so go ahead and ask questions," Mr Laporte told students and teachers during the workshop. Our teachers did some learning of their own as they controlled the immersive tour using an iPad, which allowed them to move students from scene to scene and direct their attention around the 3D view.

After the session, students were invited to try a room-scale VR experience on an HTC Vive, allowing them to fully discover all that the technology has to offer.

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.