Dec 5, 2018Arkansas to Offer VR Program
Every high school in Arkansas will implement the CrashCourse concussion education program, which is partly taught in virtual reality.
According to SportTechie, TeachAids, a Stanford University-supported nonprofit organization, developed CrashCourse. CrashCourse is provided by a partnership between TeachAids, the Arkansas Activities Association, the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Health.
“Arkansas is setting a precedent for the rest of the nation in providing cutting-edge VR education to its students,” Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, said. “Through our unique partnership with TeachAids, this groundbreaking concussion education experience will empower young people to solve real-world problems in our increasingly technology-driven society.”
CrashCourse’s curriculum is in four parts, including a symptom simulator, an interactive film and a VR brain fly-through that helps users visualize the injury. Facebook donated VR kits to every Arkansas high school last year, allowing students to watch the content on the Oculus Rift.