What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality (abbreviated as VR) is the use of computer simulation to create a three-dimension virtual world. It allows users to have a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world, and observe things in the three-dimensional space in a real-time and unlimited manner. When the user changes their position, the computer can immediately perform computations and transmit the accurate 3-diemensional images to create a sense of presence.
Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong launched EduVenture® in late 2014. It is a comprehensive GPS-supported outdoor mobile learning system that enhances students’ engagement and learning motivation in field trips. So far, it has been used by over 250 primary, secondary and special schools. Recently, the Centre has developed EduVenture® VR, a sub-system of EduVenture®, aiming to provide teachers with a user-friendly editing web-interface to tailor-make VR/AR teaching materials. EduVenture® VR makes it more economically affordable for students and more convenient for those with special educational needs to authentically explore the places that are difficult to get to.