Hospitality school Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne launches virtual reality housekeeping course
The institute is also planning to introduce more gamification and experience-based learning into their curriculum
Switzerland’s hospitality management school École hôtelière de Lausanne has started its “first-ever” virtual reality course — The Housekeeping Virtual Reality course.
According to the institute, the VR course is a “serious game” where a team of five students work together. One of the students wears the Oculus glasses and sets the room up, while the other team members can see what he/she is doing on a screen.
The institute is planning to push the boundaries of a regular classroom and also plans to “introduce more gamification and experience-based learning” into their curriculum.
Julia Aymonier, Chief Information Officer, EHL Group said, “We are currently looking at augmented (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technology, as well as more VR possibilities. The next serious game will allow each student to participate “inside the game” either sharing the VR experience by all being in the same virtual environment or by using AR or MR so that all players can see the same objects.”
The institute also added that “holographic images” could also play a part in their curriculum where they “bring celebrities to life who can share their knowledge without physically being on site”.