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VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC

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Virtual reality is much more than a gaming technology. In fact, VR has the makings of a pedagogical silver bullet.

Developers can simulate just about anything in a headset, from the rings of Saturn to the aqueducts of the ancient Roman empire. And a lot of studies have shown that VR creates stronger memories than content you view on a computer screen. With new self-contained headsets on the market, it's easier than ever to integrate them into a classroom environment.

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