Capstone Brings Virtual Reality to Elementary Students

Our Lady of Rosary students experienced virtual reality thanks to a Senior Capstone Project. Kyle Hixenbaugh, Hugo Sigona-Gonzalez and Bradley Walker invited a class from OLR to learn more about virtual reality on Wednesday, February 15.

"The students used three different applications on VR headsets," Hixenbaugh explained. "One related to human cells, another on climate change and the carbon cycle, and the last one was about the solar system. We also had a bridge building simulation on computers for the students to try."

Walker added, "We wanted to enforce that there are great technological applications that students of all ages should have access to." 

The group said it wasn't difficult to obtain the virtual reality headsets for their project and hope more classrooms will incorporate the headsets in the future.

"We hope the students learned that there are alternative ways to learn and that technology is a viable form of education," Hixenbaugh noted.

Walker agreed, "It was great to just see that everyone had a great time."

Posted February 24, 2017