Ho

A DAY IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Event Date: 
12 May 2017

Imagine been able to walk on the Great China Wall, climb the Pyramid of Egypt, experience aquatic life, explore the Solar System you read in textbooks or immerse yourself in a simulation of a real environment for training and education without leaving your couch, then get ready because Virtual Reality will make this possible.   Virtual reality immerses users in a closed simulated world and uses sensors on a head-mounted display to track movement, adjusting the user’s view accordingly. It immerses the users by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand. These technologies are not just expected to disrupt retail or video gaming but everything from communication to health care to entertainment to education including fashion design, advertising, photography, and exhibition design. Virtual Reality is having a massive impact on everything with the emergence of fascinating developments in Asia, South America and the United States as well as Europe.       On Friday, 12th May, 2017, Ho Node (a digital innovation hub) in partnership with Global Shapers Ho Hub, Digital Opportunities Trust, and Ghana Think Foundation will take students of Tanyigbe EP Junior High School, Ho - Volta Region, to a new world of immersive learning adventure - A day in the World of Virtual Reality.  A day in Virtual Reality Project will offer students the opportunity to get involved, explore and feel the content of their books; a move away from just memorizing and imagining science. This we consider is a better way of learning. The Virtual Reality Project led by Global Shaper, Brian Dzidefo Dzansi, is part of efforts by the Global Shapers Ho Hub and Ho Node to bridge the digital gap in the Volta Region as well as stimulate the love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among peri-urban students especially girls.   A day in Virtual Reality is inspired by the World Economic Forum's initiative for Shaping the future of Education, Gender and Work and our contribution towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 on Quality Education.