An Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) for Cultural Heritage Education

Type

Tutorial

Institution

ELearning Studios(UK)

Platform

Virtual Reality Archive Learning (ViRAL)

Cost

Free

Description*

This tutorial explains basic principles of creating Virtual Reality (VR) learning experiences. It can be accessed through the website of the Virtual Reality Archive Learning (ViRAL) project, an Erasmus+ project financially supported by the European Commission.

This tutorial is designed for those in the culture and heritage sectors considering incorporating VR into their education programmes. It provides a step-wise guide on planning, developing and rolling out a VR learning experience. The tutorial defines several parameters of the VR technology, such as types of headsets used, based on the different degrees of freedom, also approaching various comfort techniques in designing VR locomotion for an immersive experience.

Some of the software references discussed in the tutorial are:

  • Google Tour Creator
  • Varwin
  • ENGAGE