Virtual reality island to teach important lessons

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Building on this pearl of Confucian wisdom, Dr Christian Schott—with contributions by Maciu Raivoka from Victoria University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and Alan Proctor-Thomson (Burnt Pixel)—is exploring the immersive, interactive and complex environments offered by virtual reality (VR).

Using VR to replicate an island in Fiji in the throes of developing a local tourism industry, students are engaging in a case study unlike anything currently seen in the area of sustainability studies….

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