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Survey: Teachers Want to Make Virtual Reality a Reality in the Classroom

Survey: Teachers Want to Make Virtual Reality a Reality in the Classroom

Only two percent of teachers have used virtual reality in the classroom, but 60 percent are interested in making it part of the learning experience, according to research released at ISTE 2016 today by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and GfK.

The nationwide survey of more than 1,000 U.S. K-12 teachers revealed that 86 percent feel it is a challenge to keep students engaged in curriculum, even with existing classroom technology. Meanwhile, 93 percent of teachers say their students would be excited to use virtual reality and 83 percent say that virtual reality might help improve learning outcomes – from better understanding of learning concepts (77 percent) to greater collaboration (71 percent) and motivation in the classroom (84 percent).

According to the survey, science (82 percent), social studies (81 percent) and history (81 percent) are the top three subjects teachers think can most benefit from virtual reality.

For additional details on the research, an infographic detailing the survey findings is available at:http://www.slideshare.net/SamsungBusinessUSA/.

For more information about Samsung K-12 products and solutions, visit: www.samsung.com/education.

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