Virtual Reality Tools Could Bring Big Data to Life for University of Wisconsin Data Science Students

MADISON, WI –(Marketwired – May 16, 2016) – Soon, students in University of Wisconsin data science courses might be putting on virtual reality headsets and bracing themselves for a spectacular ride through mountains of data. The courses are part of the online Master of Data Science degree program offered by UW-Extension in collaboration with six UW campuses. Ryan Martinez, an instructional designer for UW-Extension, sees both a need and an opportunity to make Big Data come to life in a way that can dramatically change people’s behavior. His proposal to use Oculus virtual reality technology in the online UW Master of Data Science curriculum earned Martinez a highly coveted spot at the Oculus Launch Pad Boot Camp at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on May 21. Oculus VR will provide…


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