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5 Educational Paths Influenced By Virtual Reality 

5 Educational Paths Influenced By Virtual Reality  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Closing one’s eyes and seeing something that doesn’t exist in one’s current reality is a skill that many people throughout time have had to develop in their learning paths. Now, virtual reality is taking imagination a step further and allowing people to experience augmented situations in a very practical way. 

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What 5 fields are already embracing virtual reality? Medical and Astronomy are two of the five!

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Engagement Inside & Outside the Virtual Classroom Critical to Success 

Engagement Inside & Outside the Virtual Classroom Critical to Success  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

As the non-traditional student demographic continues to grow, the demand for greater programmatic flexibility grows with them. Increasing numbers of colleges and universities have launched online programs, but what does it take for a program to truly be considered high quality?  

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It can take time and resources to set up the support online students need as well as matching the right faculty to online teaching..

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Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones

Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Online courses are praised for their potential to make education accessible to everyone—but they’re leaving students behind.
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I wouldn't equate MOOC's with online courses being offered by community colleges and universities..which this article implies..colleges spend a lot of time working with students to prepare them before they take their courses..unlike MOOC's..a more accurate headline: "MOOC'S are not comparable to online college courses" (and should they?) 

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