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Best Practices for Virtual Reality in K-12 Education

Published: 10 May 2018

ID: G00354139

Analyst(s): Marty Resnick , Kelly Calhoun Williams


The use of virtual reality solutions in K-12 education creates highly engaging learning opportunities that cannot be replicated in the traditional classroom. But CIOs should note: Well-designed content aligned to specific curricular goals is the key to success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start the VR/AR Implementation by Identifying Areas With High-Quality Educational Content Meeting Your Specific Institutional Goals
  • Start With VR Experiments and Pilots; Determine Whether the Product or Platform Is a Good Choice by Evaluating Instructional Outcomes
  • Ensure the ROI of Your VR Investments by Matching Platforms to Specific Needs While Also Looking for the Potential for Scalability

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