Using Virtual Reality to improve student experience in Online Education

Dr David Joyner
Akhil Mohanan Mavilakandy

In existing platforms such as Udacity or Coursera, students watch their lecture videos and take tests, all independently. There is very little sense of connectedness between students and faculty. Research has shown us that having a collaborative learning environment where peers learn together is far superior in terms of the speed, depth and extent of learning. MOOCs today lack engagement and collaboration between students with their peers and faculty. Our project is trying to tackle this problem.


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