“Introducing Children to Adult Tasks through Virtual Reality”
The early introduction of children to adult tasks through virtual reality may promote dexterity and development of appropriate attitudes while being fun at the same time. Virtual reality provides a safe environment for children to attempt tasks that would not be safe enough or appropriate to attempt in the real physical world. Tasks like the use of a telephone kiosk, driving, using a parking meter or lawnmower are all tasks that could be undertaken using a computer workstation with VRML. VRML is an inexpensive technology that could be easily and cheaply employed in any school.
Innovations in Education and Training International
Editors: Philip Barker, University of Teeside, UK
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