Virtual Reality: what it offers, and how it can be used easily (and inexpensively) by health & social care tutors.


  • Paul Blakeman Nottingham Trent University



Virtual reality (VR) is an area of significant research interest in many fields, although the paucity of literature relating to its use in social care or field placements may suggest that it has not yet found a role in practice or education. This paper will set out the case for greater engagement with the most accessible forms of the technology, using a case study to show it need not be complicated or expensive. It will also illustrate some of the affordances offered by VR to enhance education.

Author Biography

Paul Blakeman, Nottingham Trent University

Senior Lecturer in Social Work / MA Course Lead

Nottingham Trent University


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How to Cite

Blakeman, P. (2019). Virtual Reality: what it offers, and how it can be used easily (and inexpensively) by health & social care tutors. The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 16(1-2), 25-37.