What is VR and How will this be Utilized in the Academy?
VR stands for Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality allows people to be fully immersed in a fabricated environment. For our Academy, we are utilizing Oculus Quest VR headsets that are head-mounted hardware that tracks a person’s movements and includes controllers for each hand. The virtual reality landscape is a meeting space rooted in indigenist and popular education principles. Individuals will be able to gather as a whole group or small group throughout the Academy in VR. We are integrating VR into our agenda in such a way that it is another medium to engage and a learning tool. We will be going from journaling on paper, to a teaching on Zoom, to sharing in a small group in VR.