April 17, 2016
The popular interactive media platform ThingLink released today a new interesting educational virtual reality app called VR Lessons. The app is particularly geared towards young learners. It provides them with an enhanced virtual environment where they can explore and learn about the world in engaging and fascinating ways. VR Lessons is basically a ‘a collection of high quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to Lapland in Norway and Finland, and further to a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.’
VR Lessons comes with three main features to help you create immersive stories and lessons: audio annotations, background audio for 360° images, and the ability to connect several 360° images or videos into one story’. Lessons created by VR Lessons can be viewed through a virtual reality headset such as Google Cardboard on iPhone or iPad. Currently, the VR editor is still in beta testing mode and will be soon available for educators from all around the world. VR Lessons is available now in the iTunes app store for $4,99. We will share with you more updates about this app in the next few days.