Japan Online High School Tries Virtual Reality
Japan Applies VR Technology on High School Students
A new online high school in Japan is offering a new experience to its students. N High School is run by Kadokawa Dwango Corp. which is a media and publishing company. The school has 1,472 freshmen students and out of those students, 73 of them attended the school’s first virtual ceremony. The ceremony was in Tokyo.
The VR headsets were connected to the school’s campus which is about 900 miles from Okinawa, the location where the headmaster of the school was actually speaking.
Those 73 students were also able to watch from a 360-degree view of the campus within augmented reality. Misa Nishimoto, a spokesman at Dwango Company N. High School, said, “We wanted the students to experience the environment of Okinawa using the gears. We are aiming to nurture tech-savvy students, so it was also a chance for them to experience the headset firsthand.”
N High School is a completely legitimate accredited school in which most of the activities are going to be online and students will only have to visit campus a couple of times. This is yet another example of virtual reality being used in the school system.