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News video games 25 March 2020, 10:11

author: Bart Swiatek

Teacher Organized His Classess in Half-Life: Alyx

A California teacher decided to use virtual reality in his classes. But he did not do it in the usual way. Instead, he used the latest shooter from Valve Software - Half-Life: Alyx.

Who said video games can't teach?

IN A NUTSHELL:

  1. A teacher held his classes using Half-Life: Alyx;
  2. The key was to be able to write and draw on the glass with color markers.

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic and the resulting need to work from home forces people to seek creative solutions. A primary school teacher from California, one Charles Coomber, decided to use the latest shooter from Valve Software, Half-Life: Alyx, for his lessons. How? Just see for yourself.

The use of a VR game for educational purposes was made possible thanks to an attribute characteristic for this production - a high level of interaction with the presented world. The teacher was able to replace a classic black/whiteboard with writing and drawing on a glass pane, using multi-coloured markers. Interestingly, Charles Coomber pretends throughout the lesson that the place visible on the screen is his home. He even found a moment to introduce his "neighbours" and "pet" to the pupils.

Let us remind that Half-Life: Alyx debuted on PC two days ago. The game requires virtual reality sets (developers recommend Valve Index helmet, but a cheaper headset is enough to play, provided it is compatible with Steam VR).

  1. Half-Life: Alyx - official website

Last update: 2020-03-25

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