Google announced that it’s releasing a solo mode for its Expeditions app that makes it much easier for anyone to take individual tours anywhere in the world.

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Virtual Reality Trips Are Possible with Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions allows users to take trips to amazing places like Machu Picchu or the Taj Mahal in Virtual Reality, usually in classrooms or big groups. But the company now started to roll out a new solo mode for Android users, so that anyone can explore over 600 different expedition tours on their own. You only need to download the Expeditions app on the PlayStore, place your smartphone into the Google Cardboard and start the adventure. The app will soon be available for iOS devices.

For the past two years, Expeditions has been a tool to extend learning inside the classroom, helping students to see and experience the world in new ways, visit college campuses, gain exposure to new career paths and role models, and learn about various social impact initiatives happening around the globe. During this time, we’ve heard from students, teachers, and even our friends, that they’d love to explore and learn from Expeditions outside the classroom.

“Self-Guided Expeditions let anyone explore anywhere. Students can go on tours at home and share the experience with their family. Teachers can assign tours as homework to complement in-class work. What better way to round out textbook reading about the Founding Fathers than an Expedition about the Hamilton-Burr duel narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda? And of course, anybody who loves to learn and explore can experience all the tours for themselves.” Wrote Jiabei Lei on a Google blog post.

Google Expeditions was a handy tool for teachers that wanted to take their students on a guided virtual reality tour using only smartphones and Google Cardboard headsets. Self-Guided Expeditions now allow teachers to assign these tours as homework and anyone can easily explore these amazing places on their own from the comfort of their homes. Points of interest are highlighted in Explorer Mode and relevant information is provided on the screen.

Google Expeditions has the most exciting tours, ranging from simple places like baseball stadiums or solar plants to overwhelming locations such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.

Source: Google

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