Incorporating virtual reality in the classroom | Mfon Akpan | TEDxTrestleViewPark

Why should we care about virtual reality in the educational environment? Mfon Akpan is passionate about the opportunities virtual reality can give our students today. In his energizing talk, he answers why we should care about virtual reality in the classroom.

Mfon Akpan is an accounting professor and enthusiast for virtual reality in education. Mfon is a full-time faculty member in the Harrison Professional Pathways Program at National Louis University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a MBA and Masters in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and is currently a doctoral candidate, majoring in accounting, at Argosy University.

Mfon is also adjunct accounting faculty at Robert Morris University, adjunct business faculty at Olive-Harvey and Harold Washington College. Prior to his doctoral work, he had a successful career as a banker for JPMorgan Chase.

Mfon loves teaching and engaging with his students on and off line. He enjoys incorporating innovative methods of teaching including using social media, his YouTube channel and other emerging technologies. Mfon is an active member of the American Accounting Association’s Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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