South African Educational VR Content
Another great educational tool is the Google StreetView app. The app supports Google Cardboard and other VR glasses so all the content can be viewed in full 360° high resolution splendour.
Take a look at the Discover South Africa collection on StreetView. This is a collection of 360° panoramas of hikes through all of South Africas’ national parks.
The link above will take you to a web browser interface, suitable for viewing on a computer.
To view this collection in the StreetView phone app, open the app and search for “Pilanesberg”. Go there, then select “Featured” at the top of the screen.
At the bottom of the screen, you will see “Featured collections in this area”. If you slide that slider up, you should see the “Discover South Africa” collection. If not, pinch zoom out until you can see the whole of Pilanesberg on the map. The collection should then appear, allowing you to open it and go into VR view.
You can follow the hiking trails in VR by pulling the Cardboard trigger while aiming along the path.
If you are interested in using these or other VR apps in the classroom or university environment, please call me (Richard McAdam 083 733 5133) to discuss what options and possibilities are available and perhaps to set up a demo.