Making Virtual Reality a Reality: Designing Educational Initiatives in Libraries with Emerging Technologies

Libraries Unlimited. Jun. 2023. 200p. pap. $60.95. ISBN 9781440878978.
A wonderful resource for all educators considering a virtual reality space, this book includes a step-by-step process replete with pages of reproducible surveys, assessments, planning prompts, and project time lines. Each resource is thoroughly explained, and the reasoning behind each step is made clear. Every chapter is a bibliography of all the recent research on each aspect of virtual reality, with chapter titles ranging from “Getting Started Where You Are: Needs Assessments and Resource Evaluations” to “Student-Centric Research Projects: Learning Models That Fit Students’ Interests and Skills.” Real-world application of the recommended steps, reflecting the authors’ personal experiences, is provided for K–12 and collegiate settings. All chapters end with references and resources, and the book also contains thorough contents and index sections.
VERDICT A must purchase for any library considering the addition of virtual reality to its services.

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