Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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The Simlab It team works every day so that our distribution platform allows educators to make the most of virtual reality. We want to show you the incredible advantages that are obtained with the virtual reality that is used and developed for educational purposes. 

We are beginning to see how more and more VR is being implemented in schools, colleges and universities in Europe. 

Applications like ours are proving to be incredibly successful for both teacher and student. 

Below we will highlight and analyse some of the uses that VR admits in the classroom and how these can help us to have a better education and better prepared students. 

5 incredible ways that Virtual Reality is improving education

The VR revolution looks here to stay this time. Gaming and mvies are creating many of headlines, however the use of VR in clasroom is set to take the education sector by storm. Here are five benefits of using Virtual Reality in the classroom. 

Pupils are taken to places they would never normally get to visit

Imagine visiting the Natural History Museum in London, without even leaving the clasroom? 

Well trips like this are now made possible with virtual reality. Incredibly useful not only from a cost and time saving point of view, but students who haven´t the means to ever go on a field trip, now have the chance to visually experience the wonders of the world in just a click of a button. 

Assists students with disabilities

Whether it be a physical or emotional disability, the aid of VR can help them to flourish. There are no physical boundaries with VR. Programmes and apps can be tailored made to assist those progress was once slow using traditional teaching methods. 

It opens up a number of doors of opportunity that was once deemed closed. 

It enables teachers to assess the progress of students

The advanced of VR is allowing teachers to assess student comprehension in the moment of learning. This can include real-time assessments and instant polling. It can expecificaly be used to help teachers consider the emotional impact of their learning activities, assessments and teaching method. 

Improves students engagements

Let’s face it, trying to keep fully engaged for wishlist a teacher is speaking or writing the board, can be difficult at the best of times. Research has shown that we see, and up to 90% what we do or simulate. It is scientifically prove in that Virtual Reality keeps the user fully engaged and immersed in their new environment. It is an active rather than passive way of learning. 

Helps students prepare for employment

Virtual Reality can help make a student’s time in the classroom more effective in preparation for the job market. For example, it’s now possible to take virtual job interviews or learn health and safety on a construction site for example. 

Technology can even allow medical students, to safety prepare infusions for patients without the need of a physical body. Practical engaging learning that will assist in preparation for future employment. 

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