Technology plays a key role in modern education. Virtual and augmented reality put great emphasis on engaging students by experimental learning and immersive understanding of complex subjects. Technology developments have made a huge difference in society in transforming education and teaching.
Internet improves the quality of education in many ways. They open doorways for teachers and students to access the wealth of information, knowledge, and educational resources, increasing learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.
The most exciting technological developments in education are the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to empower learning.
Simulating real-life situations in Virtual Reality
VR replaces reality, taking you somewhere else. VR is an artificial 3D environment that users can visually interact with. While interacting, the user becomes part of this virtual world and can manipulate objects or perform a series of actions and also enables users to superimpose sensory experiences like taste, touch, smell, vision, and hearing in a three-dimensional space.It is fully immersive which tricks your senses into thinking you’re in a different environment or world apart from the real world.
Augmented reality overlays new information on top of real life
AR uses the existing environment, projecting new information on top of what you're already seeing. AR allows interacting entirely in a new way, merging digital objects with the physical world.
As VR/AR technology is advancing, educational institutions have started to incorporate it into their teaching routines. In the classroom, teachers use AR apps to animate science textbooks and study flashcards to make them learn and understand the concepts better, enjoy virtual field trips, explore the human body, and take 360 tours to historical places. The teachers also use AR to enhance homework by incorporating interactive puzzles and quizzes for their students. VR/AR allows active participation during the lessons as well as improves the learner’s creativity.
Benefits of VR/AR in education
Better student engagement, a better understanding of advanced concepts, aid experimental learning, improving creativity, personalizing education, creating a learning community.
Applications of VR/AR in education
Virtual tools for real-world learning, online classrooms, virtual field trips, training, internships, game-based learning, and virtual labs.
E-Kalaiva AI the learning toolkit of RedMind Technologies comes with power-packed innovative AR/VR lessons for students of all ages. It includes curriculum-linked activities and lessons, which provide teachers with everything they need to introduce this cutting edge technology straight into the classroom.