‘I realized that if you can change a classroom, you can change the community, and if you can change enough communities you can change the world.’
Study boring. Scratch that. Studies that used for boring.
There is one area that understands how important it is to continually develop and evolve with the technology, and it is – education. The mind was born in a traditional classroom. Therefore, the greatest leaders in sports, the arts, and science was born in the four walls of the classroom long and tedious.
Actually, scratch that. They used to be dull.
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In a rapidly changing world, education must continue to evolve. Education needs to catch up with new ways of teaching, and moreover, it needs to learn to keep up with new ways of learning. One promising technology and progressive today, which can help with this, is virtual reality. Why do we have to take the virtual reality into consideration when it comes to increasing the area of education and the learning experience? Because we all can benefit tremendously from advanced technologies such as virtual reality. This allows us to have a jaw-dropping experience and moments of mind-blowing.
Here are the top 5 benefits of virtual reality in education.
1. EASY ACCESS
Virtual reality enables everyone has a piece of cake. Or the same part of education so to say, in this context. Education is no stigma anymore thanks to VR. There are people, mostly children, who face problems in accessing education due to various reasons, from a distance disabilities. VR eliminate their limits; This allows an easy start with any lesson. Everything is set up and easy to move if necessary. It is a rock-solid fact that teachers are in a constant search for a better way to educate children, including children with special needs. In addition, it is known that some teachers use VR to teach children with autism how to cross the road and be better prepared for the world outside-of-the-class. Moreover, it turns VR is more than welcome when it comes to supporting distance education. In this way, students get real experience and a full being in the classroom, instead of sitting at the computer or with video chat.
Best learning outcomes achieved when you are involved, and when you get a chance to try something, fail, and then do it right. Nothing beats personal experience, and virtual support that fact. Just imagine this moment when you say to the children – Open your book, how happy they should. It is a passive action. After all, they live in the world of technology and instant moments-and-life. However, if you tell them to open their books and to read aloud to see who reads faster, they will take on completely different. Introducing gamification and competition is what makes them eager to learn. Offers the element of competition and games to make education more attractive. Additionally, VR allows teachers to ‘gamify’ even the simplest subjects, such as the ‘tab’ or ‘close the door’ for a multiplayer experience that is more complex. Even more, gamification can easily be logically incorporated into lesson topic. For example, in the Stone Age era VR workshop, students can actually play the game stone carvings, making stone axes and learn about the lifestyle of ancient people.
3. IMMEDIATE INVOLVEMENT
Children glued to their smartphones or other smart devices most of the time, making it challenging to attract their attention to something that does not include moving images or content that is easy-on-the-eye. But, education VR can compete with these expectations. direct involvement with VR means no interference. The scenery is so lively, so interesting and involving the participation of students evry be involved 100%. Equally, if one does not move in the VR, nothing happens. Therefore, full participation is required. That is how a teacher can develop quick reflexes, attention to detail and qucik thinking in children, all thanks to VR. In addition, it is how the students ended up enjoying the class participation.
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4. BEATS COMPLEXITY
Thanks to VR we can develop as a society when it comes to complex matters, such as medicine and engineering. It is known that a good result is 20% talent and 80% hard work. Therefore, in reality, the theory is nothing without practice. Also, there is a thin line when it comes to simple chemistry experiments and learn how to operate on the spine of a person. Both are very complex and require state of the art equipment. This is where education in virtual reality steps in. This allows many people to get experience in something that is usually hard to come more easily. VR allows students to experiment with things that they do not have access to school. Also, VR can simulate almost impossible and dangerous events and scenarios that can not be experienced in a normal environment, such as car accidents, first aid, driving, car mechanics and much more in an environment that is absolutely safe. Basically, virtual reality can help create a large number of highly skilled professionals in different fields as soon as they stepped in the classroom.
5. BETTER SOCIAL SKILLS
Nowadays, everyone is talking about how the number one skill of the future is to develop good social skills. The way we communicate with each other that makes us quickly to solve the problem and get to know our environment. Therefore, social skills should also be taught, and there is no better tool for learning social skills than VR. Virtual reality allows the creation of any surrounding. Thus, children can learn how to react to different social situations and surroundings, including digital avatar meeting of all cultures around the world or put into scenarios related to issues such as racism or bullying. Children should learn how to respect diversity and how it interacts in different groups. For this, the VR can be a great tool for teaching children how to experience empathy and see the world through other people struggle.
Overall, use of VR in education can only lead to creating a more innovative technology solutions, because only when we intensively use something that we really can test and fix it. Therefore, VR can only support the efforts of teachers to create interesting and better-educated students.
ARVRtech is part of an ongoing EdTech revolution with its Immersive4Learning platform. This platform utilizes the AI to create a personalized learning experience for students, and can be applied to various use cases. Immersive4Learning help improve regular education, language learning and even used for industrial training and company!
” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, ”
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