Gies Professor Using Virtual Reality to Make ‘Tax’ Less Taxing for Students

Angel Chatterton is incorporating virtual reality to teach these important tax concepts. For her Principles of Taxation course, Chatterton is using VR to simulate a real life Airbnb. She and a team of three computer science and accounting students superimposed 360 degree GoPro pictures into a virtual reality headset and overlaid multiple choice questions, creating the VR Occulus Go Tax Project. Students can explore a room in the Airbnb, and they’re presented with questions about the proper tax classification for furniture, what is tax deductible, over what period of time is it tax deductible, and what is an expense?

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