Virtual Reality Journey Through the Tomb of Nefertari
Students don’t need to pack their bags to step inside the tomb of Nefertari and bask in the story of its beautiful artistry, majestic history, fascinating construction, and mythology. They can head off on their adventure by downloading Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, a virtual reality experience that invites them to embark on an educational journey into one of the world’s most stunning and mysterious locations. They’ll also learn about the tombs of other Egyptian queens and kings, mythology of the afterlife, preparation of the tombs, and much more. The publisher of Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, CuriosityStream, is also the publisher behind the space exploration experience Destination: Pluto The VR Experience, which takes users on a trip to the surface of the Pluto.
To address concerns about quality and improve online learning, the Virtual Learning Leadership and AllianceQuality Matters recently released revised standards for virtual education—one set each for online teaching, online programs, and online courses. The revised standards are the first update since 2011.
Civilisations AR, an iOS app from the BBC, gives students an unprecedented look at 30 artifacts from around the globe—for example, the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum; an Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum in Devon, England; and Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales.