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Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool


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Schools are beginning to use virtual reality and augmented reality tools with students in computer science lessons, with some classes even teaching students how to build their own virtual worlds, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.

Students who learn how to code with mobile AR platforms, such as CoSpacesEdu or Tynker, end up scoring higher on assessments than those who don't use them, according to a Georgia Institute of Technology study. One theory is that seeing material visually and in a virtual space helps these students have better recall.

Some companies are developing virtual tools specifically for schools. Intel, for example, travels to schools so students can learn how to use VR and AR tools developed by the firm as part of a classroom's curriculum.

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