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Learning through Experience – The VR advantage

Learning through Experience – The VR advantage

Atlab, a leading educational resource provider is urging schools to use the possibilities of VR in education. How can VR help students to grasp the subject more? Read to know more.

Educational sector is changing rapidly with changing technology, an industry that was monotonous with its technology and method for quite long has finally adapted to changing time and needs. Teaching initiatives, futuristic curriculum, educational tools, approaches to studies etc. has made the sector change for good. VR technology has taken that advantage and has undoubtedly brought a lot on the table concerning education. Using VR in education is constantly evolving over the past years. It is pushing the boundaries of what we understand about the world before us. And also, it has covered various milestones to reach where it is today.

Virtual reality has taken over different verticals of the scientific world and is definitely a gateway to the scopes of future. With the commercialization of the technology, after the launch of the first virtual headset, the educational sector found the possibilities of VR in the classroom environment which would be useful for teachers as well as students. Studies have shown the VR technology has gained exponential exposure to businesses around the world and it was believed that in 2020, a whooping nearly 200 billion dollar business would be churned. But with the current pandemic, when the educational sector is trying to figure solutions that won’t hinder the studies of students, VR is going to play a major role in connecting the links. Being a globally used technology, virtual reality can be applied to any domain of activity. Usage by every field differs, among other education is one of the fields. Using virtual reality in the classroom has shown a tremendous increase.

Atlab, a leading educational resource provider believes that VR is the next big thing in the educational sector. Here is why,

1. Learning with Visualization

Visual medium in teaching can help students to learn better. VR provides students to experience what they learn right in their classroom. By wearing headsets and other VR tools, students encounter a high-quality visual with high definition graphics and animation. The boring conventional method of sitting through the class, listening to lectures and taking out the notes are now changed with experience of visual medium.

2. Learning made fun

Using virtual reality in the classroom makes it fun, interactive and exciting. Students don’t feel lethargic like attending a straight two-hour seminar. Instead they are fun and the learning process becomes less hectic. It is a general rule of learning, if we enjoy doing something, we do it better and with interest.

3. No Language Barriers

For global education to make its way forward, STEM educational systems follow no barrier for language. Students studying in different cultures might find language as a difficult one to follow. With the use of VR every possible language can be implemented with the advanced software. Thus, making language no longer a barrier to a child’s education. Also, VR makes it easy to access students at any place in the world.

4. Classroom Dynamics

In conventional teaching methods, teachers find it tough to engage students in the classroom. With the use of virtual reality technology the whole classroom dynamics is changed, it allows to bring 2D objects to life and makes visualization a reality, enabling students to learn and retain knowledge-based on practical insights rather than cramming up the textbooks.

5. Learning with Memory

Children aren’t taught but made to experience and question the realities of the subject. This experience allows them to effortlessly remember the science and logic of the content. It also enables students to learn and retain the knowledge provided to them by 3D experience more accurately. The lessons learned in a VR environment leave students with memories and experiences that help to understand even the most complex of educational subjects.

Atlab believes that with the usage of virtual reality in education, it will improve the quality of education. For example, using virtual reality in the classroom enables us to take a 3D, 360-degree view of the human body enabling students to understand concepts better. VR in the UAE is now used in schools, colleges and even at homes to experience a reality that can possibly provide better solutions for the future.