Universidad de Valencia
Andres Paya and Santiago Mengual
Leisure App with educational potential
Name of the videogame/app
Name of the producer
How to find it
Main technical requirements
Native Virtual Reality Support
12-17 years, 18+ years
Use in Educational contexts
Degree of required tutoring
Autonomous use by students
History, Natural Sciences, Geography, Languages, Arts and Music
Google Expeditions is a pedagogical virtual reality tool that allows you to direct virtual travels around the world or participate in them. Discover nearby historical monuments, dive with sharks or even travel through outer space. Google Expeditions, designed for use in the classroom and with small groups, allows a teacher to "guide" and direct a whole class of "explorers" through a series of 3D images and with 360 ° panoramas while points out the most interesting along the route.
Learning Object / Suggested activities with students
Thanks to more than 200 possible expeditions and virtual reality, the player can know and explore unknown and remote worlds. The teaching of geography, history, art, geology, landscape ... can thus be worked on, traveling virtually to other cultures and realities different and / or distant from those of the player.
Skills and competences
Skills and competences acquired
These virtual trips allow empathy to be developed by knowing other cultures and realities, traveling and exploring facilitates communication and mutual knowledge of other contexts different from those of the player.
Problem solving, Creativity, Self-confidence, Entrepreneurship, Innovation