Cheap cardboard VR AR headsets for eLearning: As I was exploring the variety of sessions and expo booths at DevLearn this year, one thing stood out from the rest: VR/AR technology in learning. Accessibility to this technology is the biggest hurdle. VR is very expensive and takes a lot of time to produce. The high-end headsets are pricey as well. Consider trying to outfit a workforce of many thousands with a $3000 headset. The e-learning world has been very slow to adopt this technology, even though we’ve been hearing about VR for decades.
However, it looks like this technology is finally ready for the e-learning masses, most especially AR because it is easier to create than VR. (Here’s a refresher on the differences between AR and VR: https://www.fi.edu/difference-between-ar-vr-and-mr). Rapid development tools such as Trivantis’ CenarioVR and Adobe’s Captivate now offer easier-to-use software for creating AR and VR. (As of this writing, we are still waiting for Storyline.) In fact, the Trivantis booth at DevLearn was giving away “Cardboard” headsets. These cost around $6 each. Check it out! Many of us are looking for cheap cardboard VR AR headsets for eLearning.