Survey Indicates that AR and VR Are Being Used in Only Five Percent of K-12 Classrooms

Published by , April 24, 2017 11:48 am

(THEJournal) A recent survey by the nonprofit organization Project Tomorrow indicated that augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not prevalent in American classrooms. Only five percent of teachers said they are using AR or VR in their classrooms, Project Tomorrow found in its annual Speak Up survey of more than 510,000 K–12 students, parents and educators. This was the same no matter what the size or type of school district, or years of teacher experience.
Higher percentages of high school computer science/technology (11 percent) and science teachers (9 percent) were using AR or VR, according to the survey. Only 9 percent of students in grades 6 through 8 and 8 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 said they have experienced AR or VR in a classroom setting.