The application of virtual reality and augmented reality in education is one of the most important issues of the moment.
A recent report by Horizon 2016, one of the most respected analytical groups, devotes several pages to the issue of the use of augmented and virtual reality in education. The report reveals that potential applications for training, education and learning in the fields of medicine and health are the most promising.
What is Virtual reality and Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is a new direction separated from virtual reality, which grew into a distinct branch in its own right.
Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not replace the real world that surrounds you completely, but increases and enriches it, adding layers of information to the things around us. So what is the practical use of virtual reality in education?
How you should use it
The virtual reality is still very much in its infancy, and is not widely available to the general public. However, certain practical applications of the technology are already on the market. For example, one can create virtual panoramic tours with images overlaid with text, which enable learners to explore the object of study from all sides.
¿What are the benefits of using virtual reality in education?
1. Active learning
VR takes you into a new world full of new experiences, taking your imagination and learning to a whole new level. This is fundamental in terms of learning.
You are more likely to remember things you are involved in than things you just heard. So these experiences will make your learning lasting.
2. No distractions
VR isolates you from the world and takes you to the imagination of technology. The world of imagination is unlimited and creative. Without distractions, the learning experience and the ability to learn increases. Longer attention spans and focused learning will allow you to learn in depth, which in turn will be effective in the long term.
3. Immediate Commitment
The RV is something different. Through role-playing games and activities performed by experts, you are forced to participate in them. Your addiction is what makes it unique.
The mixed approach satisfies the needs and requirements of all students through a mixture of virtual reality systems and virtual simulation games. The options available in VR are numerous. So you won’t be disappointed when it comes to getting your attention.
4. Understanding complex concepts
It allows you to understand and question different laws and theories that are otherwise not understandable to any person. Learning new skills, subjects and languages is much easier to learn through VR.
5. Learning Styles
Visual and experiential learning improves your retention capacity. This learning style is so far the most successful for students of all ages.
We are at the starting point and key to a new technical revolution, and in the coming years both virtual and augmented reality will be used in innovative ways to improve training and education in general.