Virtual reality is no more a sci-fi concept. It is now playing an increasing role in reshaping many industries and education industry is an integral part of that movement. It is touted to be the future of education and that students will benefit from VR-enabled textbooks and virtual classrooms. Let us explore the impact of virtual reality on students and educators and the typical advantages of using virtual reality in the classroom.
Students spend a large part of their day in the classroom using their mobile devices for the activities not relevant to their school work. The problem could potentially be solved If these smartphones were used for VR technology. Students would not be able to waste their time on smartphones because they would use their devices to engage with VR software.
In today’s multicultural societies, language differences can be challenging. Students need to achieve fluency in a foreign language if they want to study in a foreign country to be able to understand the material if they are taught in another language. With VR, language translation can be built into the software and there will be no language barrier that can prevent students from achieving their educational goals as VR visualizations can be experienced in any language.
Virtual Reality has the power to transform the educational system and its use in higher education is likely to increase over the next few years. Though it is unlikely to topple the conventional face-to-face teaching methods, it will definitely continue to be used to enhance learning experiences for students. Keep watching this space to know why.