To start the school year I thought I would do a series on Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) applications. This field of technology is growing, and in fact, just as I was starting this post I got an email from Edorble about their new web based virtual world. Here is my post about their virtual world option, Edorble: Virtual Classroom.
Edorble’s Web VR is in Alpha. It is very limited, but the world is cross platform. Meaning all you need is access to the internet through a web browser. I tested it out on my phone, and it worked awesome. You can experience the world straight from your web browser or activate your VR viewer for your phone.
There are a few cool options built in to highlight what is possible for a world like this. There is a music player that has one song. There is a news corner, pictured below, that will show the headlines from a few news sources.
There is a platform you can access to experience a 360 degree photo. The picture below is from the ocean option.
Again, this site is in Alpha, not even Beta, but I think this kind of option where a VR world is accessible from almost any device is important for using this tool for educational purposes. The only hurdle for students is access to the internet. I am excited to see where Edorble takes this option in the future. Here is their blog post announcing the release of this tool, Edorble WebVR: Announcing the Alpha, to learn even more.
Join me over the next couple of weeks as I share other VR / AR tools that can be used in your lessons. This is going to be cool.