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17-1 Video Pitch for Virtual Reality in Education

  • Show students not retaining information
  • Bring VR in to show that VR helps retain more information than regular learning
  • Support with charts and/or research articles
  • Show how schools that already have VR technology have students with better grades

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Comment by Phillippia Fuqua on April 15, 2017 at 2:15pm

Thomas, I appreciate the reply to my previous comment. I am not saying that you should convince others not to use technology....just that the most persuasive arguments are the ones that are well-researched and presented without bias.  To me this means showing that the pros outweigh the cons, not that we should ignore any cons that exist. All aspects, positive and negative, should be considered. By ignoring well-known complaints or issues, it appears that you have no argument to defend against them.

Instead, consider something like, "In the past critics have said that VR is too expensive for schools, but dropping costs of technology and federal/government grants has made this less of an issue..." or something similar. You are not ignoring the problems, while showing that these problems should not stop others from using VR. Tackling criticisms head-on and minimizing them by presenting verifiable facts makes your argument more persuasive. 

This is only my suggestion, as it is something that has personally worked for me in the past. I hope that it was helpful, even if it only gave you another point-of-view to consider. Good luck with your video! :)

Comment by Alysa Garick on April 14, 2017 at 9:29am

Reiterating what the others have said here I want to enforce the idea of producing some of the negative effects of VR. When presenting any argument, for or against, it brings in credibility to your position by acknowledging the cons, giving them the credit that they deserve (you will hardly take a position on something without disagreeing with at least one small aspect of the cons list) and then explain that those cons may be true, but that the pros still out weight them. Does that make sense? Otherwise I have seen your work on the wiki as well and think you are on the right rack!  

Comment by Myisha on April 14, 2017 at 3:27am

Will you be using examples of VR technology from your own school? I think that would be great component to add into your presentation.


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Comment by Sheri Williams on April 14, 2017 at 1:05am

Do you have a specific example/story you can use?

Comment by ThomasB-bmhs-45 on April 11, 2017 at 1:10am

@Phillippia, Aren't we trying to promote the idea of using the technology? It seems that including the cons would be less effective.

@Sheri, I think that a more general approach would be more effective because every school is different, so we can try to encompass most schools in a more general video.

@Anna, I agree that I should have included some examples for how schools use VR.

Comment by Phillippia Fuqua on April 10, 2017 at 4:49pm

This sounds like a solid plan. Have you considered also putting in some of the "cons" of VR (such as startup cost)? This could be used to explain why more schools are not using it, even with all of the positive results that using VR in education brings. 

Comment by Anna Baugher on April 9, 2017 at 3:24am

Hey Thomas!

Good idea! I would include some examples of how students can use VR as well. A good example would be virtual field trips!  

Comment by Kelleigh Killingsworth on April 9, 2017 at 3:17am

Who will be buying and organizing the use of this VR technology?


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Comment by Sheri Williams on April 8, 2017 at 4:47am

Are you going to choose a specific school or student to focus on or is it going to be more general?

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