Making VR a Reality in the Classroom
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, with the National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF) and the Menéndez Pelayo International University, has held the conference New Bets on VET in Tenerife. A conference addressed Vocational Training teachers from different centers in Spain, with the aim of promoting the use of new technologies in the classroom, as well as teaching innovation.
Some of the enabling technologies identified by the Spanish Ministry are Virtual Reality, Cybersecurity, drones, supercomputing, Robotics, and electric mobility. Virtualware has participated in the session, as an expert company in Virtual Reality along with others from other fields such as Airbus, Siemens, MiR Robots, and Jaguar Land Rover. These are some of the challenges included in the VET Modernization Plan launched by the Ministry in July 2020.
Jesus Garrido, EMEA Business Manager of Virtualware, explained to the teachers the past, present, and future of Virtual Reality, highlighting the benefits of this mature technology ready to implement in classrooms.
On the other hand, Alberto Carlier Head of VIROO Creators Advocacy performed a demo session in which lecturers could create Virtual Reality content and deploy it in a Multi-user and collaborative Virtual Reality session using VIROO, the all-in-one platform that allows adopting virtual reality without limitations.
“We are helping academic institutions (VET Centers, Universities, educational communities) to easily integrate Virtual Reality in their digital transformation processes.”
Jesús Garrido, EMEA Business Manager at Virtualware
VIROO meets the current demand of students, who expect to find these technologies in the classroom; companies who require not only technical training but also knowledge, skills, and competencies in this type of technology in their future professionals; teachers ready to provide new kind of VR activities in order to prepare students for the current careers.