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Virtual Reality in the Classroom

A guide to using the Virtual Reality resources available at OISE Library.

Resources on Virtual Reality in Education

Book and eBooks

The University of Toronto Libraries has an extensive collection of books and eBooks on virtual reality and virtual reality education. Here are a few suggested readings:

Lesson Plans and Online Resources

Provides additional supporting resources to help educators implement Google Expeditions into classroom lesson plans

Offers resources for educators looking to explore the benefits of Google Expeditions through The Google for Education Training Center

Offers sample Google Expeditions lesson plans that have been developed by teachers

Offers a library of science and mathematics VR lesson plans, searchable by grade or subject

Provides links to helpful resources related to virtual field trips, virtual reality apps, online virtual reality creation tools, and more

Provides VR content and lesson places on STEM subjects, and online courses for professional development

Searching for VR Resources

There are many different places to search for virtual reality materials and resources including print and online books available through the OISE/University of Toronto Libraries, licensed education databases and online resources, and openly available databases and websites. 

Library Books and eBooks

To find books and eBooks available at the OISE Library and the University of Toronto Libraries:

  1. Select “Books” in the drop-down menu
  2. Type “virtual reality” (or "augmented reality" or "mixed reality") in the catalogue search bar
  3. On the left panel of the screen, select OISE in the “Library” for print materials or select Online
  4. Narrow your search using the Subjects filter

Journal Articles and Online Resources

To find journal articles and other online resources:

  1. Search  key terms such as "virtual reality", "virtual reality headset", "virtuality", "multimedia", "hypermedia", "augmented reality", "360-degree" in the UTL Catalogue
  2. Use limits to filter by subject, year, etc.

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings are compilations of papers or talks presented at conference, symposia, or workshops on current research. This may or may not eventually be published in a journal. Note not every event will publish materials presented and some may include poster sessions and extended abstracts. You can find conference proceedings in the UTL Library Catalogue and other catalogues, databases, and websites and search engines. For more information on searching conference proceedings, please visit this research guide.

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