VR in Education
Our Founder, Ryan is an EdTech & Virtual Reality pioneer. Ryan has a BS in English/Psychology and an MBA in economics. Ryan has been teaching English and business abroad (including China, the Philippines, & Saudi Arabia) since 2007 with a recent focus on technology integration - using mobile phones, tablets, educational apps, and VR in classrooms. His mission statement is to build virtual platforms for immersive education in the hopes of bringing high quality, 21st century skills & learning to developing communities around the world.
Ryan L. Buchanan is an instructional designer, VR developer & the CEO at his EdTech startup VReedom Ventures Learning, a very exciting endeavor to create enthusiasm, motivation & the ability to implement VR in public schools.
For over ten years, Ryan has been teaching & speaking about integrating leading-edge technology into classrooms around the world including the blossoming & eager markets of China & Saudi Arabia. Ryan’s goal & vision, even single-minded obsession, for the next decade is to encourage & assist educators in adding VR to their EdTech toolboxes. To that end, VReedom Ventures is creating & introducing immersive learning experiences that will be engaging & exciting, as well as effective & efficient, for both learners & educators. This mission includes a comprehensive, VR implementation instructional design model developed after two years of intense VR/EdTech research & iteration at the University of Utah & within educational ecosystem of the Salt Lake Valley.
To best understand how, why & when VR will reach mainstream educational acceptance, Ryan conducts VR Blast Off workshops & Virtual World Building summer camps for youth, as well as Virtual Reality Launch Pad workshops for educators, in concert with public & private schools, after-school programs, museums (Natural History Museum of Utah & The Leonardo), educational conferences, Salt Lake County Libraries, Junior Achievement of Utah, the Utah Film Center, Utah State University, University of Utah & Salt Lake Community College.
Ryan is passionately dedicated to his personal mission of making Virtual Reality an education reality.
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In partnership with the University of Utah & the Natural History Museum of Utah, we are creating 360 content for EdTech implementation at remote Utah schools who have little opportunity to visit the museum. This venture is the flagship of our concept to build virtual platforms for immersive education in the hopes of bringing high quality, 21st century skills learning to developing communities around the world.
We are creating immersive educational content for presentation to classrooms using Virtual Reality headsets as the diving platform. Thought-provoking VR content will transform previously decontextualized subject matter into engaging virtual field trips. Learners will be virtually transported into anatomy, paleontology, and history (to name a few domains). Stickiness of learning and motivation to engage in otherwise dry topics will be enhanced by immersion into situated, context-rich simulated worlds. We believe we are surfing the nascent ripples of a wave in learning that will envelop the education landscape.
Though our VR enthusiasm appears to be a solution looking for a problem, we believe that Generation Z and beyond will find education and all information exchange far more efficient, effective, and appealing through virtual conduits. As learners, we are bombarded daily by newly rendered petabytes of information. We believe that by immersing in virtual platforms, learners will be better engaged and situated. We hope to help lead young Digital Citizens through the transition toward immersive learning methods and away from outdated, conventional education.