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Facebook’s recent purchase of a virtual reality company has been in the news this week. I have to admit I hadn’t been paying much attention to it until I heard this segment on the PBS News Hour, Facebook invests in a virtual reality future with $2 billion Oculus Rift acquisition.

I’ve embedded the video below, and you can read the transcript at the link, but the line I highlighted at the top of this post really struck me.

Might this be the real future of technology in education, as opposed to MOOC’s and all their shortcomings?

What do you think?

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. It is definitely something to wait on, I hope they do something great with it and not just use for marketing purposes.
    Since we are talking about social media and education I would like to know what people think about http://www.studybuddytoday.com I heard its great but I would like to know if someone has heard of it and what they think.

    • I love this site . As both a college and high school teacher I can see how this site has a very valuable “after class- out of class Social connectivity that is often. they released an update to the site 30 days ago -really cool fresh look. I know they are going to scale in next 45 days across the country and adding an Instant Video chat- think FaceTime on steroids ! LOVE the whiteboard tools.

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