Go on a VR trip around the world with Google Expeditions
Google is opening its educational VR Expeditions Pioneer Program to the public. The program was launched last September and was geared only toward classroom use, with the goal of taking students on virtual trips all over the globe. According to Google, since then, over a million students from 11 countries have gone on virtual expeditions via the program.
Expeditions is now open to the public and can be downloaded on the Play Store. Users are able to select from over 200 expeditions, which can be experienced with or without a Cardboard-compatible headset. One of the most interesting features of the app is the option to connect several different devices together and go on a group trip, with one device “leading” the pack.
The list of expeditions will continue to grow, Google promises, and currently includes places such as Antarctica, Machu Pichu, Burj Kalifa and even Mars. To get a better idea of what to expect, take a look at the video below: