VirtualSasa is Maarifasasa’s Virtual Reality solution for education. The purpose of VirtualSasa is to ensure easy accessibility of immersive and experiential learning opportunities for all. We believe that just as tablet computers and smartphones have been incredible platforms for education innovations in the information age, Virtual Reality headsets will very soon become the primordial platform of the experience age alongside other mixed reality headsets and tools. A key focus of VirtualSasa is to ensure national curriculum aligned content is readily available and can be easily accessed by every learner across Uganda.
Virtual Reality promises to provide more immersive and engaging experiences with exciting potential for impact in education and training.
The impact of VR in Education and Training is clear. VR Learners are 275% more confident to apply skills learned after training, 3.75x more emotionally connected to content than classroom learners, and 4x faster to train than in the classroom.
Maarifasasa worked with the research team alongside curriculum experts to integrate Virtual Reality into the curriculum. The project involves development of immersive VR 360 content for training purposes.
Maarifasasa curated a collection of short 3D 360 immersive VR experiences to introduce the teachers and students at Light Academy Boys' Secondary School to the pedagogic potential of Virtual Reality in Education.
When Buluge Comprehensive Secondary School in Lira needed to further expand the horizon of their teaching staff, Maarifasasa came to the rescue. The challenge: How might we leverage emerging technologies like Virtual Reality to expose our learners to new experiences?
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