I was trying to find out something sexy in Bett Education exhibition in London. VR (Virtual Reality) was one of the things that caught my eye as something new in education context. It was not just equipment or content but a whole package including teacher training, lesson plans, online help etc. And I was happy to discover that the optimal time used wearing was actually quite short, about 4 minutes. That actually could fit into lesson. Also there was a tool for user generated content which is the only way to engage both students and teachers. During the sponsored VR show there was relevant questions from the audience like "will the constant immersion and visualisation potentially damage literacy and imagination". Read all concerns below.
Overall BETT did not shine with new innovations...those take place in accelerators and these teams do not waste money on stands in exhibitions.