Credit: iStock.com/Alexpunker
Credit: iStock.com/Alexpunker

Three hundred sixty–degree (360°) video provides an opportunity for students to have an immersive experience of a location they’re studying in class. Prices have dropped to a point where institutions generally have 360° cameras available for instructors to use. Students can play 360° videos in virtual reality mode, where they view the scene in 3D on ordinary smartphones with inexpensive viewing goggles, such as Google Cardboard Cameras (available for $15). Alternatively, they can view the videos in 360° mode in an ordinary browser, choosing their perspective by swiping the screen with their mouse or fingers, albeit without the true 3D experience.


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