Immersive technology provider Virtuloc has completed a new case in education for American research university, Vanderbilt. Founded in 1873, the university has around 14,000 students, which can make campus tours challenging. In response to the digital-first world we all now live in, a virtual campus experience was designed and developed to allow new and younger students to view the campus. The elegant design of the building offers several lecture rooms too, which can host online lectures for up to 100 students.
Networking rooms are also located in the virtual reality space, allowing you to organize live meetings. This offers a solution for implementing methodological exercises, brainstorming, solving specific problems, etc. At the same time, the virtual campus is such a representative place that it is ideal for organizing events of any format.
How Does A VR Campus Actually Work?
Hybrid learning brings a whole new perspective to education. It's much more than the one-way video chat that once may have worked during the first couple of months of the pandemic. In fact, it’s a detailed virtual e-learning environment with customized content that significantly enhances the interaction between the lecturer and the student.
Thanks to immersive technology, lecturers can insert and view PDF files, play videos, launch links, browse the web, or configure rooms. The virtual campus can also be visited from anywhere, using only a WIFI connection. Students and lecturers meet through avatars, making the learning experience truly authentic and engaging. They can see the names of other participants, meet and chat with each other, and move freely to view content that interests them. The platform is accessible 24/7 from the comfort of home, and this is precisely what many students will appreciate.
E-Learning Evolution - THIS IS THE FUTURE
It is important to remember that today's generation of students react and adapt far better to virtual environments than in traditional classrooms, as they are exposed to digital technologies from a very young age. Therefore, we need to keep up with students and adapt our teaching accordingly. The vast majority of students will have no problem with online presentation tools, and the lecturers will pick it up within a couple of hours. If students get oriented and learn to perceive the virtual environment responsibly, they will be much more prepared for their future careers and the outside world in general.
Across all industries, we are currently facing increasing digitalization. It is no longer possible to remain in the traditional environment that may have worked up to now. It has been proven that after passing a test or passing an exam, students discard and forget most of the information they have learned. However, because of its interaction and attractiveness, the virtual environment provides the opportunity for real personal development. It will increase participation in lectures; and students will remember the material far better. Moreover, it develops a deeper relationship between the two parties, filled with interest and trust, especially on the part of the students.
Last but not least, it should be emphasized that the virtual campus and e-learning environments completes the balance between private life and study. Thanks to the possibility to connect from home, even those students who have family, work or other commitments that would normally make them lose the opportunity to study are given a chance.
Virtuloc Virtual Campus Template
With the completion of the virtual campus for this major university, Virtuloc has acquired one of the next templates it can offer to its customers today. Don't be afraid to sign up and try the online tour right away, and especially if you like this use case for immersive technology. Enter the virtual space today, walk through each room, try the configuration and see for yourself that it really is a breeze! Or contact us directly with your proposal, and let's get to work together. It's worth it!