Learn How AR and VR Are Reforming School Education

Tina Rosen, Education Technology Insights | Monday, December 28, 2020

Augmented reality and virtual reality hold prodigious potential in transforming the world of education.

FREMONT, CA: It is well known that experiential learning is far more successful than other types of learning. Augmented reality and virtual reality facilitate kinaesthetic learning by providing schools with a deeply engaging, fascinating, and detailed, immersive learning environment that can be monitored and managed inside the classroom. These innovations can revolutionize the world of classroom teaching methods, making learning immersive and enjoyable.

Augmented Reality (AR) in Learning

 

Student engagement plays a vital role in schools and teachers. It is one of the variables that influence other aspects, including understanding concepts and the retention of knowledge among students. With the aid of AR, teachers can get immediate attention from learners, which further enhances student engagement.

Learning and teaching with AR is very collaborative and allows teachers to engage actively in the process. Students enjoy seeing the rise in 2D images to 3D interactive models on digital screens. Educators, on the other hand, profit from the targeted immersion of students. They can teach as quickly as they can to monitor the machines by building a flipped classroom.

It is not going to be wrong if one calls AR the future of education.  One does not need bulky equipment to deploy it. All that is required is a smartphone or tablet, and the plain 2-dimensional figures will be rendered into realistic looking 3-dimensional models. Users can blow up the model and see each part, and upon finishing, join them all again to take a quick test. Although it incorporates experiential learning, one remembers what they have done.

Virtual Reality (VR) in Learning

VR is another disruptive technology that can change the conventional teaching methods of the classroom. Technology helps students grasp the most challenging abstract topics by immersive learning. Imagine how fun it will be to take a human brain tour or fly across space amid the magnificent constellations. All of this is possible with VR.

Technology enables people to learn concepts in a distraction-free environment that further increases their attention levels and helps them understand the most complex topics in a fascinating way. Since students can virtually fly anywhere, they are no longer constrained by the walls of the classroom. The entire experience is very engaging and allows learners to remember much of the learning as it integrates kinaesthetic learning. After all, when one learns by doing, they remember things better.

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