The goal of this website is to enhance the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in earth science education. Virtual reality (VR) presents a new opportunity for engaging students in geoscience field experiences, which are known to support student learning. However, it is not clear how to design VR experiences that have comparable results as real-world field experiences. This website therefore aims to develop best practices for integrating VR into geoscience education and to support adoption of those practices in college classrooms.
Through this website we hope to build: (1) a community of practice; (2) a VR activity library; (3) understanding of the effectiveness of different types of VR experiences; and (4) tutorials, webinars, and workshops to engage the geoscience community in determining and disseminating best practices for VR use in classrooms.
This website has been initiated as a component of award #1821676 from the National Science Foundation: NSF Grant Summary