When DiVRge first opened its door, we provided a new space to play and enjoy this ever-evolving medium, but now we are pleased offer room to learn as well with our Experiential Learning Field Trips!
Every student is different and unique, so what might work for one person might not work for the other and nowhere is this truer than the classroom as everyone has their own different learning preference. Some kids prefer to see pictures to understand material, while others need to talk about it out loud and some have to write it down for it to be fully absorbed. Taking a cookie cutter one size fits all approach to education is not able to engage everyone directly if it is not delivered in their preferred style, which is a problem. The solution is Experiential Learning, which takes a hands-on approach to teaching the curriculum and seeks to address all learning style simultaneously. This is made possible by its direct engagement with course material, through field trips and more attention given to each individual.
This different take on learning has produced phenomenal results as well. The TDSB launched a pilot in the 1970s called (SEE) School of Experiential Education aimed at teens with behaviour and attendance problems caused by the traditional classroom approach. Adolescents who normally would have dropped out managed to complete their high school diplomas and many went on to excel in post secondary as well. “You learn more when you are having fun” is a common sentiment shared by students who have attended SEE. With that said though, there is an enormous amount of resources needed to accomplish this. The vast majority of schools cannot afford to change their curriculums regularly and take their classes on daily field trips when introducing new topics. Until now.
Thanks to the high degree of immersion from Virtual Reality, we can provide the same experience without the high costs. Educators can pick and choose a lesson plan from our library of educational titles for their classrooms. Imagine teaching geography by visiting various continents or teaching history by actually taking students back in time. By tapping into all of the senses, the student’s optimal learning style is engaged. This will allow for more time to be spent performing critical thinking and problem solving, resulting in a greater grasp of material and retention.
The lives of the teachers are also made easier with our unique interface, as there is a voice channel installed on every computer that allows one person to directly speak to and teach everyone simultaneously at the touch of a button. Distractions are removed while students are immersed in their new virtual landscape. Disruptive students can be muted instantly and groups can be made on the fly with a drag and drop interface.
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