Madison College's new virtual reality class is first-of-its-kind

Students practice their virtual reality skills in Madison College's new "Digital Innovations" class.

When most of us think about virtual reality, video games usually come to mind. But at Madison College, students are taking part in the first-ever virtual reality class in the country – and maybe even the world.

 

“Nobody seems to really have used VR as a way to deliver a regular class,” says Madison College marketing instructor Steve Noll. “So we can do a history class or a math class and the teacher can be up on the board writing math questions and the students are all in the same VR room.” Noll believes virtual reality will eventually become more immersed in higher education. He says it will specially be a benefit for students who have mobility issues.

 

Interested in learning more about Madison College’s new first-of-its-kind Digital Innovations class? Check out the media links below, or contact Steve Noll

 

Wisconsin Public Radio

WISC-TV

Madison College Minute

 

Madison College serves more than 33,000 students throughout a 12-county district in south-central Wisconsin, offering nearly 180 diverse career programs, diplomas and certificates. Its mission is to provide open access to quality higher education that fosters lifelong learning and success in the communities it serves. Madison College is the second-largest institution in the Wisconsin Technical College System.