News / Using Virtual Reality in the land-based sector

An innovative project led by Myerscough College and aimed at using Virtual Reality to enhance skills and learning in the land-based sector has been hailed as an overwhelming success.

Following a successful bid to the Association of Colleges funded by the Education & Training Foundation, Myerscough’s E-Learning team has spent the last year designing VR packages to be used in enhancing teaching and learning. It was decided that the technology would be initially trialed in the sectors of Agriculture, Equine and Sportsturf.

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“It was clear that the students really enjoyed the session – I haven’t seen them voluntarily give a round of applause before!! Very well done and thank you for coming along to run the VR and helping make sure the lesson worked well. With such a great response I think there is a strong case for more VR to be used!!”  Craig Thompson, Head of Agriculture.

“I like this kind of approach to lessons, I hate just copying off a board. It’s boring.” Equine Student.

Using Virtual Reality in the land-based sector