Education and Second Life

Second Life is an internet based virtual world in which people interact with one another via avatars and engage in a range of activities. They can explore the world, meet and form friendships with others and even exchange goods and services. You use this environment to build virtual objects with the option to add interaction. … Continue reading Education and Second Life

Virtual reality in university

Many universities have a virtual reality lab, department or research group. These take the form of semi-immersive or even a CAVE fully immersive virtual reality and perform a variety of functions which includes teaching, learning and research. Virtual reality is used as a tool to explore a particular subject, e.g. architecture, biology, medicine etc or … Continue reading Virtual reality in university

Training for surgery

Virtual reality is used to train surgeons – both locally and remotely and has won many plaudits for doing so. It is used as a teaching aid for medical students, for example, anatomy lessons, but surgery is the primary use. It enables trainee surgeons to learn new skills as well as practice existing ones on … Continue reading Training for surgery