Abstract—The importance of the continuous development
and education of every professional cannot be authentically
reinforced enough in the case of academics as they are the
source of knowledge, inspiration and leadership to tomorrow’s
professionals. The use of innovative technologies and
pedagogies assist in enabling and facilitating the learning
process especially in specific circumstances where the learners
are educators and the domain is their area of specialization. In
this article, we make the case for the pedagogic role of Virtual
Reality techniques as part of the Career Professional
Development of educators and academics in general. We discuss
issues surrounding this concept and present our
recommendations, the foreseeable future of this particular
application of virtual reality, and draw our conclusions.
Index Terms—Academic training, continuous professional development, CPD, virtual reality, VR.
M. Montebello is with the AI Department, the ICT Faculty, the University of Malta. He is also with the College of Education, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
V. Camilleri is with the AI Department, the ICT Faculty, the University of Malta, USA (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Matthew Montebello and Vanessa Camilleri, "Employing Virtual Reality in Academia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 736-741, 2018.