Agricultural education in the world of virtual reality

A pilot project to test how Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to improve the quality of agricultural vocational training in Hungary.

Project summary: 

The virtual classroom is a new educational approach implemented by an agricultural vocational college in the small Hungarian town, Jánoshalma. The first project of its kind in Hungary, VR technology allows the college to provide its students with the highest level of practical training, regardless of location and without physical contact. In the long term, this educational approach will tackle the biggest difficulties of vocational training, which are the problems arising from a lack of access to modern agricultural machinery.

Project results: 

The use of VR has allowed the students to experience various kinds of agricultural workflow, from the maintenance of the latest available agricultural machines to a first-hand view of how they are used in practice. That all without needing to have physical access to these machines.