It's important to find a balance between exploratory and educational time in any educational program, and our VR program has done a good job of finding this balance.
By interspersing periods of direct instruction with times for students to explore and apply what they have learned, you are able to create a more engaging and effective learning experience.
One way to further enhance this balance is to make the educational periods more interactive as well. Instead of simply lecturing to students, we try to incorporate more hands-on activities and discussions to keep them engaged and actively learning. This can help make the educational periods feel more like part of the overall exploration and play experience, rather than a separate and distinct activity.
It is important to find a balance between exploratory and educational time in a VR educational program.
Another important aspect to consider is the length of these different periods. It's important to strike a balance between giving students enough time to fully explore and learn from their VR environment, while also making sure that the educational content is being covered adequately. Too much exploration time without enough educational content may not be as effective in terms of learning outcomes, while too much educational time without enough exploration may result in students feeling bored and disengaged.
Overall, finding the right balance between exploratory and educational time will depend on the specific goals of your program, as well as the age and abilities of your students. By carefully considering these factors and continually experimenting and adjusting your approach, we can create a VR program that is both engaging and effective in helping students learn and grow.