The Education department is going to create virtual reality labs in five government schools in the state. These labs will be for students in classes V to X to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The labs will have 20 VR headsets or headgear, 20 bean bags, one tablet each, a storage case and 1 KVA UPS.
The VR headgear has content that is mapped to the state curriculum. This means students can learn in an interactive and 3D/5D mode. The labs are a pilot project and will teach general science, mathematics, biology, physics and chemistry. In the past, teachers had to draw diagrams on the blackboard to explain biology chapters. Now students can wear the VR headgear and learn in a more interactive way.
The Education department has asked the Telangana State Technology Services Ltd to select the service provider through a tendering process. The VR devices provide interactive learning experiences to students.