Virtual Learning Makes a Real Impact

“Being the best business school in the future looks nothing like it is now...”

Steven King, an assistant professor of Multimedia and Interactive Media, stands in a corridor of Carroll Hall at the UNC School of Media and Journalism on July 14, 2017, in Chapel Hill. King combines computer science concepts, human-centered design and storytelling to create new ways to present information through emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented reality and interactive data-driven graphics. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

“Being the best business school in the future looks nothing like it is now...”

“Being the best business school in the future looks nothing like it is now,” said Douglas A. Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. “The more we can maximize the use of technology to link intellectual experiences with emotional ones, the greater the impact on our students’ education — and their lives.”

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is changing the learning landscape through emerging technologies, including virtual reality. In March 2017, UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty members David Hofmann and Steven King traveled with M.B.A. ’18 student Tanyi Fuoching to his home country of Cameroon.

The mission: to get footage for a ground-breaking business simulation in which students will make a series of decisions as part of their assignment to set up a new health-care outpost in a foreign country. Meaning that a tricky endeavor which was previously hindered by geography and politics can now be a part of every student’s learning experience.


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