VR makes preparing and practising practicals life-like
A small internal VR project at WUR inspired Harry Bitter to think about the possibilities. Bitter is professor of Biobased Chemistry & Technology at Wageningen University & Research and, in that role, obviously conducts research, but most of all gets a lot of energy from teaching. With his inquiring mind, he is constantly looking for ways to improve education. Not long after his colleague showed the VR application, the SURF call for the Open and Online Education Incentive Scheme came along. Together with a group of colleagues from WUR and the University of Groningen, he submitted a research proposal to apply VR in chemical practicals.