At the Virtual Reality Learning Lab we explore the possibilities of Augmented and Virtual Reality for education.
The goals of the lab are to advance knowledge on Virtual Reality as a learning tool, accelerate the use of VR in education and to share gained knowledge and experience. To achieve these goals, we do fundamental research, teach courses, support students, organize workshops and masterclasses, develop applications and advise organisations on developments in this field.
The VR Learning Lab operates with a network of students, researchers and freelancers and often collaborates with different companies and research institutions.
The Virtual Reality Learning Lab is founded by Robin de Lange, an entrepreneur, lecturer and PhD researcher with a focus on education. Robin has a MSc degree in Media Technology from Leiden University and a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Philosophy at the same University. After his graduation in 2013, Robin started part-time PhD research on the use of Virtual Reality & education, supervised by prof. dr. Bas Haring. After receiving a research grant from LUF and the Gratama foundation, Robin organized the interdisciplinary course and epynomous symposium ‘Virtual Reality for Science & Education‘. This course produced many interesting projects, a collaboration with Naturalis and a lot of knowledge.
In 2016 Robin decided to bring his PhD research, the different student VR projects and VR focused commercial activities together in the Virtual Reality Learning Lab.