College of Education
About the VISION Lab
Virtual Immersive Interactive Observation
The College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction presents the VISION Lab...
Tour the VISION Lab
The lab is an interactive, technology-based program designed from the ground up to work with immersive virtual reality experiences while exploring its use in future K-12 teaching and learning strategies.
This lab virtually immerses pre-service teachers in a classroom environment providing a sample experience before entering an actual classroom. The VISION Lab is also available to current educators teaching throughout the region who may be transitioning into a different subject and/or grade level.
The experience does not replace hands-on interaction, but helps prepare future teachers for classroom placements (i.e. practicum, internship, residency, moving grade levels, subjects, schools).
Our resources provide students and practicing teachers with opportunities to observe teaching strategies, behavior management, classroom set-up, and lesson structure in real classroom settings from teachers practicing locally.
The lab stays current on virtual reality (VR) research, teaching strategies, state standards, and other important policies to maintain current/relevant videos.
Developed in cooperation with the Tennessee Tech iCube.
Q: Do I have to make a reservation?
A: No! Students can stop by anytime to ask questions or use the VISION Lab. Availability of the stations varies by day and time in the semester.
Q: If I am not a student in the College of Education, can I use the VISION Lab?
A: No. This lab is only offered for students under the College of Education due to the specific purpose and content of the VISION Lab.
Q: Can I use the VISION Lab for class?
A: FOED/Introduction classes will include a VISION Lab experience. Ask your professor about a visit to the VISION Lab!
Q: Will the VISION Lab be open on breaks?
A: The VISION Lab is open when the Jeffers Learning Resource Center is open. Availability of the stations varies by day and time in the semester.
Q: Can I use the VISION Lab if I wear glasses?
A: Yes! Those who are nearsighted may wear contact lenses or leave their glasses off. Those who are farsighted may wear contact lenses or use our provided spacers for the headsets.
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Watch VISION Lab videos on YouTube!