#100 – What can VR, AR & Simulation offer Teaching & Learning?
Welcome to this episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast. My name is Sophie Bailey and each week, in this series, I’ll be exploring the challenges and opportunities of future tech for education with contributors from across industry, research and academia.
What’s in this episode?
We dip into the world of VR and mixed reality to uncover what high-cost, high-risk learning opportunities are being made more accessible to all by this technology. How are academics measuring the learning outcomes of VR and simulation and what are the quantifiable cost savings and impacts for various learning and training environments? When is VR right for education, and when is it superfluous? We also end our first five episodes with practical suggestions for educators: mindful skepticism, resist fear, understand that you can start small and grow, and avoid technology for technology’s sake. This last one is harder than it sounds – many new technologies wow us but do not have useful application to education.
- Associate Dean for Simulation, Professor in the School of Nursing
- Executive Director, The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
- Covenant Health System Endowed Chair in Simulation and Nursing Education
Karolina Ochwat, Secondary Science Teacher, The British International School Shanghai
Karolina completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Linguistics at WSJO in Szczecin, Poland. After moving to London she completed MA Literature and Modernity at London Metropolitan University. Soon after, she completed MA Applied Translation Studies at the same university. To add to her academic qualifications, she has a BSc Natural Sciences (Chemistry).
As a teacher, Karolina believes that every child matters. It is my desire as a teacher to help my students meet their fullest potential by providing them with a safe environment which supports risk-taking, sharing ideas and creativity. She believes in educating students not only within her subject but also beyond that in order to help them become capable individuals who can grow physically, emotionally and intellectually. She really enjoys travelling, exploring new places and learning about different cultures. She love animals, especially dogs and likes reading books and going to the cinema.
Check out her page here.
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