Many organizations in the Education sector have been forced to close their doors due to the crisis we are experiencing because of COVID-19. In view of the impossibility of carrying out live classes, many of them are reinventing themselves and choosing distance learning in order to allow students to continue their education.
The Catholic University of Valencia has joined this new teaching methodology through the virtual platform Innorooms, developed by Innoarea Projects. Last Wednesday David Fernández, Director of the E-learning and New Technologies Service (SENT) of the UCV offered a class in this VR environment in which he analyzed the SARS Cov-2 and how this virus affects lung cells.
On the platform, David Fernández used 3D representations of organs and cells as well as audiovisual content to clarify graphically and comprehensibly what the structure of the virus looks like, how it spreads through the air and how it reproduces within the body until it reaches the respiratory system, specifically the alveoli.
The problem with the coronavirus is that it has a high affinity with receptors called ACE-2s, which are found in the membranes of lung cells, the teacher said.
The Innorooms virtual platform provides a large number of features that create a VR learning experience very similar to that of face-to-face classes.
One of the most important is that “allows the use of objects designed in three dimensions with which students will be able to see, experience and understand graphically what is explained” as the UCV’s SENT Director says.
In addition, it facilitates the autonomous learning of the student and the integration of teaching methodologies such as working in corners or escapist rooms through which students can play and learn at the same time.
The application is designed to develop meetings, classes, tutorials and, in general, any training session.