In Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, Ready Player One, the main character Wade Watts describes his online lessons on the virtual planet Ludus. Unlike the online courses of today, which mostly consist of videos, forums, and multiple choice tests, Wade’s classroom is far from dull. His World History class takes his avatar to Egypt where the teacher can flip through different time zones, showing ancient Egypt and then when King Tut’s tomb is discovered. He can walk through the chambers of the heart and the aorta or visit the moons of Neptune.
Though this seems like something out of the holodeck, we can already virtually enter space, go inside the body, swim underwater, and travel to distant lands. Google Expeditions is available for teachers in VR and AR. More than one million students in 11 countries have gone on these virtual field trips.
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