How Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing The Way Students Learn
Schools, colleges and universities have changed the way they work and teach to keep with up the latest technology. For many years, teachers have been using PowerPoint for example to present information and their lesson to students. This is a more visual method of engaging students instead of working out of text book.
Virtual Reality and Learning
With the introduction of virtual worlds, teachers have been able to enhance the way they present content to their students. Science, medicine and maths tend to be particularly suited to virtual environments.
For example, virtual reality allows medical students to simulate medical procedures and allows errors to be made without the catastrophic consequences in real procedures. This will improve their learning as they will have a deeper understanding of their actions and consequences.
Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Research is presenting examples of how virtual reality can fit into a classic classroom learning environment. Studies have reported increased student motivation and improved collaboration and knowledge construction.
In the past, students and teachers only experienced virtual reality through a desktop. They are now able to experience this through a device that can be worn on the user’s head; allowing for a more a immersive experience.
The virtual reality handsets allow teachers to design interactive and individual environments for their students. This can help students learn different aspects of their curriculum which could be consider harder to understand through words or someone telling them; allowing students to experience a three-dimensional simulation.
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