K-12 StarTrek IV The Transformative Powers of VR for Education

The Transformative Powers of VR for Education

Monica Arés, Strategic Partnerships, Facebook for Education

Education is on the cusp of a technology revolution that will transform teaching and learning to an experience-based approach.  At Facebook, we are creating virtual reality hardware and immersive experiences to pioneer this movement.  This talk will cover how VR is the next step in the natural evolution of computer-based instruction and how we are redefining the way we teach and learn by developing industry-leading content, virtual collaboration and creation tools.  We believe that virtual reality has the power to transform education and turn classrooms into 21st-century technologically advanced places of learning. The technology and content will not only increase engagement and knowledge retention, it will also allow students to get equitable access to education regardless of distance and turn students into innovative creators. Our generation built the technology, but it's going to take the next generation to make it great.