With virtual reality students can visit places not
practical, or even possible in real life, all from the
safety of the classroom. Imagine exploring the inside
of a blood vessel, the structure of an atom, the depths
of the ocean, or the surface of the moon. With Virtual
Reality, places can be explored as if you were actually
there, and students can experience and interact with
creatures they will likely never see in their lifetimes.
With virtual reality, we can put children in simulated
dangerous and compromising situations, in places
they should never have to experience in the real
world, and from this they can learn empathy, safety
and emotion, and gain an understanding that is simply
unobtainable from traditional media. Imagine the
immersion, understanding and emotional experience
a student could gain from standing in the trenches
during World War 1?