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18 VR Idea That Commercially Work for Education

To make VR mainstream, we need something more relatable to our generation. So, in this post, we curated 18 VR idea that commercially work in education.

Within three years, virtual reality (VR) is forecast to reach almost $5 billion.

A report from the U.S. Department of Labor estimated that up to 65% of today’s primary school students will work in fields that don’t currently exist. It’s very likely that VR will fill the majority of the “fields that don’t currently exist”. No wonder, VR is the first technology ever that will turn any classroom into a virtual world, in which students can explore deeper and get emotionally excited about the topic they’re learning, making it possible to do a virtual field trip every day.

Here are what the educators and teachers said about VR for education:

  • One in three kids struggle with reading a traditional text. A lot of kids, that are not engaged by the text and not familiar with vocabularies, their heads are not in the game. So, what better way to get their heads in the game? With virtual reality.” — Dan Philips, Technology Resource Center of Marin AT Specialist.
  • There is an emotional connection that students make when they are in virtual reality because they feel like they’re there, like really there, so, that emotional connection is increasing their excitement and interest.” — Mark Anderson, Co-Founder of Lifeliqe.

  • When I see students experience VR, that’s what makes me think there’s tremendous potential because they get so excited and energetic.” — Dane Lancaster, Marin Country Office of Education, Senior Director Information Technology.

  • I am trying to create future astronauts. You have to put that spark of knowledge into them, and that’s how you create an astronaut.” — Elizabeth Clammer, Alta Vista School, San Fransisco CA, 7th Grade Science Teacher.

Seeing this potential, we will share 19 commercial VR idea for the education market. The target audience is mainly kids and students. The idea is to treat VR as a “book that takes you there”. So, inside this book called BeThere, the kids and students will find an attached VR viewer and VR content right inside the book. So, not only can they read information about the topic, but they can also experience and feel the topic deeper. Take a look at how BeThere works:

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BeThere Book works like a book, making it easy to bring, carry, distribute everywhere.

We have applied this approach to Mishkat Interactive Center Atomic and Renewable Energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In line with Saudi Vision 2030 to build up the sector of renewable energy, we crafted a special edition of BeThere called “BeThere – Renewable Energy” to learn about renewable energy for kids and students. BeThere – Renewable Energy is a VR package, which includes a customized BeThere (VR viewer with the ability to add pages and 3D pop-up object) and a VR app to learn about renewable energy, for students and kids. The VR app itself can be found through a QR code inside this book. The QR code will direct them to download the app on Google Play and App Store. Take a look at the design of BeThere – Renewable Energy.

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Do you want to bring a renewable energy park into your classroom? Get BeThere – Renewable Energy here!

And, here goes the VR idea:

P.S. We provide the solution for the VR idea in terms of the VR content and BeThere customization. If you’re interested, let’s get in touch.

P.S.P.S. The copyright of the author will be protected as we are open to collaborating with teachers and education organizations.

1. BeThere — What’s Inside Human Body?

All I remember when I was learning about the human body at school is a super boring long text and forgettable pictures. VR will turn that super boring long text into a journey inside human’s body and show how the system of our body works. Take a look at the example of this 360-degree video:

BeThere — What’s Inside Human’s Body will be a VR package of a book, an attached VR viewer, and integrated VR content or 360 videos related to anything inside human’s body. For example, students learn a chapter about the heart. Instead of just reading information and looking at the pictures of the heart, they can virtually go inside human’s body and see how the heart works. Later, they will also go to the brain, the lungs, to the stomach, and to other organs inside the human body. By this way, they will see how it all works right in front of their eyes, which will give them a better understanding.

Customization:

  • Rebranding BeThere’s design to represent this topic.
  • Adding custom pages.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us!

2. BeThere — Climbing a Volcano

We learn about volcanoes as a student, but we will never visit a volcano to see the explosion, the lava, the magma. But VR breaks the rule. With VR, we can now visit the most dangerous volcanoes and see it in the closest distance that human could never do. Take a look at the example of this 360-degree video:

BeThere — Climbing a Volcano will be a VR package of a book, an attached VR viewer, and integrated VR content or 360 videos related to volcanoes. For example, students learn a chapter about volcanoes. Instead of just reading information and looking at the pictures of the volcanoes, they can virtually go to one of the volcanoes and see how everything works.

Customization:

  • Rebranding BeThere’s design to represent the volcanoes.
  • Adding custom pages
  • Adding 3D pop-up object of a mountain.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us!

3. BeThere — What’s In The Sky?

I still remember: When I learned about an eclipse at school, my teacher brought a ball (as the moon), a bigger ball (as the Earth), and a flashlight (as the sun) and worked on these three to show how the eclipse works. VR has taken it to the whole new level. With VR, students can go to a place where the eclipse occurred, as shown in this example:

BeThere — What’s In The Sky will be a VR package of a book, an attached VR viewer, and integrated VR content or 360 videos related to anything related to the sky. For example, students learn a chapter about the eclipse. Instead of just reading information and looking at the pictures of the eclipse, they can virtually visit a place where the eclipse is happening and see how it work. In this BeThere, they can also see the aurora, halo, milky way, constellation, and any other phenomenon in the sky right in front of their eyes.

Customization:

  • Rebranding BeThere’s design to represent the sky and its phenomenon.
  • Adding custom pages.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us for the VR content and BeThere customization!

4. BeThere — Visiting Mars, Jupiter, And Other Planets

When we were kids, we might ask ourselves, “What is the point of learning about planets if we cannot visit it?” VR has already answered that question, as it virtually brings you to the planets.

BeThere — Visiting Mars, Jupiter, And Other Planets will be a VR package of a book, an attached VR viewer, and integrated VR content or 360 videos related to anything related to the planets. For example, students learn a chapter about planets. Instead of just reading information and looking at the pictures of the planets, they can virtually visit each planet with BeThere. In this BeThere, they can also see the aurora, halo, milky way, constellation, and any other phenomenon in the sky right in front of their eyes.

Customization:

  • Rebranding BeThere’s design to represent planets.
  • Adding custom pages.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us!

5. BeThere — Is Climate Change Real?

People barely care about climate change simply because it is not happening to them. And, this is the benefit of VR that other technologies couldn’t do: VR could put people into the life after climate change, making them feel like it’s so close to happening to them, deepen their understanding towards climate change emphatically.

BeThere — Is Climate Change Real will be a VR package of a book, VR viewer, and VR content related to climate change. Not only can people read information about the real facts about climate change, but they can also experience the life after climate change in VR.

Customization:

  • Rebranding BeThere’s design to represent climate change.
  • Adding custom pages.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us!

6. BeThere — Life Under the Ocean

Just like volcanoes, we learned about the marine life, yet as a student, we will never have a field trip under the ocean. VR helps us to see the life under the ocean as a field trip that makes us clean and dry.

BeThere — Life Under the Ocean will be a VR package of a book, VR viewer, and VR content or 360 videos related to the ocean. Not only can students read information about the marine life, but they can also experience the life under the ocean.

Customization:

  • Rebranding BeThere’s design to represent marine life.
  • Adding custom pages.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us!

7. BeThere — On Stage

BeThere — On Stage will be a VR package of a book, VR viewer, and VR application of public speaking simulation. All this time, we practice public speaking in front of the mirror, but the situation will be totally different when we are standing on stage. So, BeThere — On Stage will be the simulation stage where you can see people looking at you, and you need to keep talking your speech.

Are you interested in this VR idea? Contact us!

There are also similar titles you can make…

8. BeThere — Virtual Zoo

BeThere — Virtual Zoo will be a VR package of a book, VR viewer, and VR application of a virtual zoo where students can see any kind of animals, even animals that they won’t find in a regular zoo. They can also get closer to the animal, which they can’t do in real life.

9. BeThere — Language Learning

BeThere — Language Learning will be a VR package of a book, VR viewer, and VR application of an actual environment of a specific country where students will learn about the language from that country.

10. BeThere — Nature Disasters

11. BeThere — City Tour

12. BeThere — Most Dangerous Places on Earth

13. BeThere — Chemistry Edition

14. BeThere — Explore the Pyramid

15. BeThere — Living in Mars

16. BeThere — Journey to Space

17. BeThere — The Autism Simulator

18. BeThere – Seven Wonders of Nature

19. Do you have your own idea? Contact us and let’s make a better learning technique!

Source: 18 VR Idea That Commercially Work for Education

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