Experiential, Immersive, Innovative Learning via Virtual Reality at INSEAD

INSEAD has launched an exciting partnership with virtual reality(VR) specialists Actiview to develop customised case studies for the classroom. The partnership brings innovative VR technology to the INSEAD learning experience. As a business school at the frontier of learning techniques, VR is a natural progression, and one which is new to the education industry. INSEAD participants have been experiencing the new learning method over the past months and as of spring 2020, a custom built VR amphitheatre will be open for the use of executive education learning.

The Future of VR at INSEAD

VR brings clear benefits to the classroom

Virtual reality brings immersive learning experiences which allow the user to learn at a much faster rate than when reading. The visual and audio elements increases the engagement with and memory of the information. With the guidance of a professor, a headset is all the participant needs to be fully engaged with the piece of content. The feeling of full immersion into the situation on screen, with a 360 degree view of the space the user can view the whole setting simply by moving their head around. A remote control is available for the user to interact with the video, including answers questions or deciding a the outcome of a scenario. This advanced technology gives great benefit to both the user and professor, as they receive real-time data on user interactions and responses to the learning, allowing for feedback at an individual and group level.

By January 2020, circa one thousand INSEAD participants, across Executive Education and Master Degree Programmes,  will have experienced VR as a learning method. These numbers will grow as the VR amphitheatre opens and our production of customer built case studies increases in the coming year.

"INSEAD is a pioneer in VR, and as a school that has always been leading in terms of simulations and bringing new tools into the classroom, we believe that the next step is virtual reality". 

Ithai Stern, Associate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. Watch as Professor Stern leads attendees of INSEAD's Future Ready HR Summit in Singapore, through two virtual reality case studies.

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