IN A NUTSHELL:
- A teacher held his classes using Half-Life: Alyx;
- 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).
- Half-Life: Alyx - official website