VREP is an instructional program for high school students. Using Blender open source animation software, students learn from other students to program and create virtual solutions to problems. VREP is unique in that students teach other students and adults play a secondary role of program facilitator and supervisor.
Students at Lockland Schools have participated in the first “Virtual Reality Education Pathfinder (VREP)” in Hamilton County along with nine other schools. VERP is related to their own interests and for educational use within the VREP consortia. Student projects serve to both demonstrate the designer’s competency on key national and state learning standards and to provide avenues for other students to better understand and demonstrate their learning against key standards, educational initiative that offers K-12 students an opportunity to develop and expand their learning across the curriculum by capturing student interest through the use of Virtual Reality and 3D. Students become self-motivated learners and mentors for their peers, choosing to create VR projects.