Virtual Reality Content that Promotes Conceptual Understanding

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

Track: General Topics

Virtual Reality Content that Promotes Conceptual Understanding

Craig Frehlich, Teacher and Educational Consultant, SpringboardVR

How we educate our children is slowly shifting in the 21st century to a model whereby learning is cradled in a more conceptual model. Concepts are enduring "big ideas" that help organize and structure facts and knowledge into more accessible to remember and understand "bins." Virtual reality has a significant role to play in this conceptual model. Presenting students with real-life experiences that connect them to relevant content and concepts helps cement their understanding. This presentation will discuss how educators might use open-ended VR applications to challenge students to think conceptually.

Craig Frehlich has been working in education for over 25 years and has his Masters Degree in Education with a focus on curriculum design. He is also an educational consultant and speaker on the topics of inquiry, design thinking, and the use of technology in education. Craig is currently an academic advisor for Springboard VR. His main focus is to use contextual and conceptual thinking to translate VR experiences into lesson guides that help map successfully introspective journeys in virtual reality.

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