How to motivate students with virtual learning environments


3 ways virtual rewards improve education

As we wrote before, virtual reality is transforming education in many different ways. But one of the most powerful is that it helps students develop a motivation for learning through virtual rewards that provide real value to the learners, a sense of personal or group success, and personal autonomy. Virtual rewards can replace traditional grades and badges and can dramatically improve student motivation when they are aligned with educational goals. “Until recently teachers had moved away from rewards in the classroom, because they are associated with behaviorism and because they are generally not used effectively,” Jane Wilde, an instructor at Marlboro College and an expert in using games and simulations for learning, told Hypergrid Business. …..[READ]


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