At The Virtual Space we have a transformative purpose – Educate Africa with VR.
We believe that Virtual Reality is an incredibly powerful educational tool. Powerful and affordable using the computer that’s already in your pocket, the smartphone.
We started making products for educational VR in 2015.
Our products include Cardboard VR headsets, Goggles VR virtual reality glasses, educational kits for Google Expeditions, arcade style VR systems, bespoke custom built VR systems and our VR Schools software.
Why VR in education?
Virtual Reality is immersive, which means you feel really present in the virtual world.
VR is intuitive. In virtual reality, you use your hands directly to interact with the virtual world. This is “hands on” experience.
Virtual reality simulatesscarce resources like workshops, laboratories, museums, vehicles, tools and classrooms in software at low or no cost.
VR increases the reach of educators through telepresence and shared virtual spaces.
All the above points mean virtual reality is changing education.
VR makes use of spatial memory, one of our most powerful forms of memory. Think of places you have been and how well you remember them.
This means VR experiences are inherently memorable.
When you are immersed in VR, you respond to the experiences with powerful emotions because they feel real. Emotion creates vivid memories.
Educate Africa with VR
Calling all teachers and educators!
Get started with educational VR in the classroom at very low cost with The Virtual Space VR Glasses and the free Google Expeditions app.
The video above explains it all in detail.
Google Expeditions has over 1,000 panoramic educational VR experiences for use in your classroom. What’s more, you can create your own Google Expeditions lessons on the free Tour Creator platform.
VR Expeditions cover a huge range of subjects, for instance, chemistry, anatomy, careers, engineering, museums, maths and history.
You conduct the VR tour and control the educational virtual reality experience of the students from a smartphone or tablet.
Expeditions can run on batteries and without Internet access.