“Experiential learning is a really big and exciting opportunity that has been around for a long time,” said Professor Michael Phillips, who teaches about educational technology at Monash University. “But we’ve been restricted in what we can do, build, visit and touch. In creating virtual environments, there’s no limit to what we could do with students.”
Student teachers at Monash University are on the case, with Professor Phillips’ students studying ways to use the technology in the classroom.
And developers are keenly building educational programs for schools, where there is increasing appetite for educational gadgets or video games such as Minecraft.”
By TIMNA JACKS at The Age
Photo: Justin McManus