Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 2:24pm
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VR grant recipients (IHE)

IHE is well-represented in a grant-funded research project, Enhancing Students’ Financial and Educational Success through a Virtual Reality Experience. The principal investigators, Greg Wolniak (IHE), Grace Ahn (Department of Advertising and Public Relations), Stan Jackson (IHE PhD student), and Anthony Jones (PhD, 2019) will evaluate if scenarios experienced in virtual reality (VR) settings can change student behavior and alter financial and educational decision-making.

The one-year study will create an interactive, immersive virtual environment in which students can explore the long-term financial implications of their educational decisions, particularly those related to education loans.

The Department of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia awarded five grants this academic year.

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