Students mboRijnland develop Virtual Reality teaching materials.

November 4, 2022

Freshmen from Leiden’s Software Development program will start working as Virtual Reality developers starting Monday, Nov. 7.

The VR Project Week is an initiative of teacher Linde Verbaas and is organized in cooperation with the VR Learning Lab in Leiden. As many as 139 students are working together in groups to create a working prototype of an educational VR application in two days.

Teachers from various mboRijnland courses act as principals. Among other things, students are challenged to design a VR training course in which the player learns to respond accurately to a customer’s body language.

Thursday, November 10, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. (break between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m.), the prototypes will be presented at PLNT, the center for innovation and entrepreneurship in Leiden. Be sure to stop by to walk around the demo market as well as to meet the software developers of tomorrow.

Virtual Reality is a technique that allows the user to imagine themselves in a virtual environment. Putting on VR glasses allows you to experience a situation that is difficult or expensive to simulate in real life, for example. Virtual Reality allows a user to practice new situations in a safe and controlled manner.

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