Virtual reality (VR) has been around for decades. Like any emerging technology, it has moved through a cycle. Early in the cycle, people had unrealistic expectations about its potential, and they became disappointed by its ability to solve everyday problems.
But now virtual reality is gaining momentum. As of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2018 report, the technology is rapidly reaching a much more mature stage – holding more promise for higher education and student learning than ever before.