Tag: education

Virtual Reality Learning Lab – new online & offline location

We’re very proud to announce that the website of the Virtual Reality Learning Lab is online. We are still working on some technical details and of course we still have a lot of content to add. Nonetheless we are excited about this step; thank you Donna Schipper. We’re even more excited about our new offline…
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The dangers of techno-pessimism in education

I do research on the potential of Virtual Reality for education. Now, people generally find VR very exciting and because of this I get a lot of enthusiastic reactions. People can imagine all sorts of useful applications for education. Students could learn about our solar system while experiencing a space flight, or walk through ancient…
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Virtual Reality for Science & Education 2016 – a Review

On the 10th of March 2016 we organized the Virtual Reality for Science & Education symposium at the Scheltema Complex in Leiden. I think we can safely state the event was a great success! Over 125 people attended the event, causing a small shortage of chairs at the busiest time of the symposium. I have…
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Virtual Reality spreker

Op zoek naar een inspirerende spreker voor een studiedag, congres of symposium? Ik geef zeer regelmatig lezingen als Virtual Reality spreker. Ik deel kennis en ervaringen van mijn PhD-onderzoek aan de Universiteit Leiden en bespreek verschillende projecten van het VR Learning Lab. Eerder gaf ik lezingen bij bedrijven, bibliotheken, gemeentes, het po, vo, mbo, hbo…
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Why are people enthusiastic about VR in Education?

During the past year I have spoken with a lot of people about the use of Virtual Reality for learning, which is the topic of my research. Surprisingly many people are really excited about this. But why is this? Why are people enthusiastic about VR in education?

Virtual Reality for Science & Education Symposium – 10 March 2016

Updates about the program below! During the last few years developments in Virtual Reality have gained a lot of momentum. Almost two decades after the inevitable downfall in the hype cycle, the Oculus Rift showed that a VR headset is within reach for the average consumer. This kickstarted many new initiatives, causing an entire VR…
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Virtual Reality for Science & Education

In May 2015 the Gratama Stichting and Leids Universiteitsfonds announced that my research project into the possibilities of Virtual Reality for the field of education will receive the Gratama research grant. Prof. dr. Jaap van den Herik helped me with the application procedure, the research will be part of my PhD work supervised by prof.…
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Graduation project

On the 28th of August 2013 I presented my graduation project, which was graded an 8.5. Developing an Augmented Reality application to promote an extended concept of cognition in education [ABSTRACT] The ever decreasing size and price of computer parts seems to be leading to computing power becoming ubiquitous. Similar to technology such as pen…
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MOOC in NRC.Next

The MOOC on EU Law we created is online on Coursera! And it is featured in NRC.Next, with my leg on the front page.

About me

Hi there! I am Robin de Lange, a researcher, lecturer and entrepreneur with a focus on Virtual Reality and education. I have a MSc degree in Media Technology from Leiden University and a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Philosophy at the same University. I am the founder and principal researcher of the Virtual Reality Learning…
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