With the advent of several innovative methods in different industries, the education sector has always been slow to accept changes with new technologies. Major educational institutions are now embracing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in education and training courses, thereby delivering a new learning experience for students. The blend of technology and education will revolutionize the world that we live in. Now education is no exception. Even though all sectors have adopted technology long ago, education has now adopted the technology more or less successfully for some good reasons. The teaching approach and methodology remained same for a certain phase of time. But eventually this field has witness changes.
One simple instance would be online learning, where you may see the students in their comfort zone experiencing this new phase of learning with just an instant click. Of course, the classroom isn’t the only place students learn. Everything from beauty tips to dog training guides can be found in a 360° format on the site, and the immersion and sense of presence added by the new technology makes them more effective than before. The reality technologies include the Virtual Reality (VR) and the Augmented Reality (AR). Here we would discuss how reality technologies would boost the education domain in the ways explained below:
Enables learning through simulation
The VR way of learning enables students to practice whatever they learn while being unaffected by the mistakes they commit during their preparation. For instance, most of us know that students studying surgery should not commit mistakes to an extent whether small or large else the consequences would be disastrous. Exactly at this juncture would VR come into the picture as students could turn into virtual surgeons using an Oculus Rift headset and feel as if they are performing the surgery without being anxious about the consequences of the surgery. Students could draw blood and perform surgical techniques on patients virtually before attempting the real one on humans in particular.
Promotes experiments among online students
As the field of education has been moving to unexplored regions, online education has been the preferred choice for most of them; as students are doing a lion’s share of their work for the courses online unlike the traditional courses where face to face interactions used to happen. Students of chemistry who rely on NCERT books, for instance, would be able to do their experiments online in a virtual manner where they could improve their knowledge every time they perform an experiment.
Same would be the case if they want to do an experiment in Biology where students could dissect a frog without actually having to do a real one if they do not have a wish to do it in a real life situation. Thus, it would even-out the differences between the online and real life formats to a great extent while helping students to gain access to superior quality of course delivery at affordable prices.
Helps to understand every aspect in detail
To a student, the most pressing challenge would be to know the little aspects related to a complex process or substance in its tiniest form. For instance, students following CBSE syllabus would have seen illustrations of such processes at the end of every chapter in their textbooks. Learning the process step by step could be achieved only by breaking the same into smaller chunks which however seems impossible in most cases. The VR learning would be the right solution for this problem as the same could be achieved virtually without having to break or dismantle anything in reality.
The points mentioned above would have shown you the importance of VR in the field of learning. Thus, one could easily say that reality technologies would take the education domain to even greater heights in the coming years.
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