Gene Osborn is a learning technology integrator who offers tech support to two different schools in his area. One of his focus projects this year has been using Minecraft in the classroom. Currently, he is working on developing a new project using the HTC Vive in his district for next year. Gene has some great insight into why VR is becoming a valuable tool in education. "The goal is to make kids feel like school is a safe and fun and amazing place to be." Using virtual reality is one way to achieve this goal.
I had a blast talking with Gene about how VR is changing the way students engage and get excited about classroom content. He has some valuable first-hand experience implementing the HTC Vive into a school district and understands the dynamics of using VR with students. One of my favorite moments from our connection was hearing about Gene's passion for creation and collaboration using VR in education. If you are interested in learning more be sure to reach out to Gene on twitter or here on our Teach in VR Community.
Some highlights from our connection:
- About Gene 0:14
- Minecraft 1:16
- Immersive VR 3:30
- HTC Vive 6:34
- The future of VR in Education 9:55
- Classroom Management and HTC Vive 12:56
- Creating VR Content 18:40
- Collaborating, Creating, and Problem Solving 22:02
- How to connect with Gene @genelosborn 27:15
Be sure to reach out to Gene here on Teach in VR or via Twitter at @genelosborn for more information.