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Bringing WW1 battlefields to life with virtual reality – BBC News

Virtual reality tours of WW1 battlefields offer students a different type of history lesson.

Source: Bringing WW1 battlefields to life with virtual reality – BBC News

You often hear in content marketing and other related technical writing about how content is about storytelling. Virtual reality (VR) is opening up new avenues of storytelling in e-learning. This BBC News link goes to a video that talks about how students are being taught about World War One through immersive storytelling that has a historian who narrates and acts as a guide through the fields of Somme, and puts them in the trenches at the same time. The student response is fantastic.

How are you creating your content? VR is already popular in the gaming world–how can you use it for other applications in technical writing? I bet there are loads of ways.

What you do think of VR? The future, or a passing fad? Include your comments below.



Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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