These kids build their own virtual world in OpenSim, then explored it with Oculus Rift
The students at St. Kieran’s, a school in the Irish town of Broughal, recently went on a field trip to Clonmacnoise, a nearby site with historic ruins.
They came back, and created a virtual model of the site in OpenSim.
It took two weeks to build it, using the standard OpenSim building tools.
Then the kids got the opportunity to put on Oculus Rift headsets and walk around inside their virtual world.
A project like this requires math, historical research, teamwork, and creative skills.
So far, the program has been running in testing mode with eleven schools. That testing is coming to an end, and the program will be open to all schools in Ireland in September. Read more about it at Technology.ie, a technology publication in Ireland. Or watch the video below.