We want to expose students to real life experiences, what a best way than to use technology to do this, and bring a virtual world to them. If we could bring Google expeditions to the classrooms, we can take students on virtual reality field trips anywhere in the world. A never ending possibilities of far away places to explore!
This is not taking away the importance of going on actual field trips. However, these virtual expeditions is open to possibilities of bringing the trip to students and teachers, especially when there is funding issues for fieldtrips.
Singer, N. (2015, September). Google Virtual Reality System Aims to Enliven Education. New York Times.