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ORU introduces virtual reality to high school teachers as a teaching tool

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 21:43:30-05

TULSA, Okla. — As technology changes, so does learning. Monday, Oral Roberts University showed 14 teachers from Union High School how virtual reality learning can be a great teaching tool.

The university has invested more than $1 million into such technologies and assembled a library of an estimated 500,000 immersive learning experiences.

They have been doing this for about three years and officials say virtual reality helps change the way people learn, because it speaks to their hearts first and then their minds.

"When you educate people from the heart and the intellect it changes everything, but it starts bringing together the whole person concept, body, mind, and spirit," said Mike Matthews with ORU.

ORU is ranked No. 4 in the nation for engaging students with the use of technology.

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