Technology is constantly bringing about changes in the way we live our lives. With the advancements in technology, the educational industry is on the brink of a massive reform which will make learning more interesting and easier to grasp.
The rise of the digital era introduced the people to eLearning. Since then, eLearning applications on smartphone’s have helped to educate the people with interactive audio-video lessons and provides great accessibility to information whenever required.
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Let us look into the prospect of how the next level of digital innovation, virtual reality, can ameliorate education.
Everyone has had their issues with concentration while studying, but VR can change all that. When a person is strapped on with a VR headset, the person’s senses get heightened and attention span gets filled by the immersive world of virtual reality. Being interactive, it brings a new phase into the way how people learn.
Experiencing the topic of interest in a 3D environment improves the retention period by a substantial amount when compared to our conventional textbook methods. Just imagine how much better the explanation of a Plant cell can be conveyed with a 3D experience rather than the 2D images within our textbooks.
High risk training scenarios like in an oil & gas plant where mistakes can cost quite a significant amount of money and even the loss of human life, VR learning can provide a safer alternative to onsite training. Similarly, while performing a surgery, there is almost no margin for error when working on living tissue.
VR learning can provide a 3D platform to train and practice without having to face the real life repercussions in case something does go wrong. Students of chemistry who rely on NCERT books for instance would be able to do their experiments online in a virtual setup where they can improvise their knowledge every time they perform an experiment.
With dedicated developers creating different environments and scenarios to help visualize topics, a wide variety of situations will be available for students to experience. Visualization is actually the primary sense for the brain to understand and memorize topics.
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Consider the case of Algebra which by itself does not require the use of animations to explain it but when when we apply algebra in geometry to explain certain equations, animations can be used to explain the concept much better than it can explained on a blackboard.
The above mentioned points have shown you the importance of Virtual Reality in the field of learning. Even Though, VR has a few drawbacks like its high pricing and heavily wired nature but it’s nothing that can’t be overcome with the forthcoming technological advancements.
Thus one could easily say that Virtual Reality would take the education domain to even greater heights in the coming years. For more information subscribe to our YouTube channel at
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