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ML53: Barry Pousman on Learning in Virtual Reality, Building Soft Skills and The Power of Storytelling

Find out how learning in VR accelerates the development of soft skills, its potential to revolutionise education and how VR differs to other storytelling mediums like film.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Barry Pousman is the founder of Variable Labs, a Virtual Reality company that creates immersive experiences to help people develop soft skills. 

Virtual Reality is likely to be a game changing technology for a number of industries but its impact on education in schools and businesses will be huge.

As someone who's running a company at the cutting edge of the industry, as well as filming his own VR experiences, Barry is perfectly placed to offer insights into the potential of the technology.

In this conversation we discuss a range of topics including:

- How learning in VR accelerates the development of soft skills like negotiation
- The potential for VR to revolutionise education in schools and universities
- How VR differs to other storytelling mediums like film, audio and books

So whether you're curious about how VR can help you learn new skills or want to know more about it's impact on the educational system, this episode will give you insights from the cutting edge of this revolutionary new industry.

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Selected Resources

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▶️ Clouds Over Sidra

📖 Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

📄 Learning by Doing Helps Students Perform Better - University of Chicago

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