Future of Education – Education 4.0
Technology plays a vital role in current education system, Virtual and Augmented Reality put great emphasis on engaging students by experiential learning and immersive understanding of complex subjects. Virtual and Augmented Reality technology developments have made a huge difference in education by transforming traditional teaching methodologies into modern methodologies.
VR and AR to empower learning
Education is changing, the classrooms doesn’t look like it did 5 years ago. From chalkboards to white boards and now interactive whiteboards, classroom technology is evolving at a rapid rate. Below is the evolving of education system:
Class room 1.0 – Students are passive consumers of lecturers with content presented in a 2D setting.
Class room 2.0 – Team based learning, Experimental Labs. Students need to be able to perform abstract thinking to turn that information to real world structure/function and 3D images
Class room 3.0 – Flipped Classrooms, Blended learning, Internet
Class room 4.0 – Virtual and Augmented Reality, 3D based learning
Interactive and immersive 3D learning (VR and AR) improves the quality of education in many ways. VR replace the reality, taking you to different world like online 3D classrooms, virtual field trips, training, internship, game-based learning and virtual labs. This technology keeps students engaging for better interaction and communication to improve the multi-sensory learning experiences.
The Real world is in 3-D, our eyes and brains gives us a 3D picture of the world. Traditional teaching is based largely on the text and 2D images. Abstract thinking required to turn that information to the real world structure or function and 3D images. With Education 4.0, using the technologies like 3D Virtual and Augmented Reality helps the students to learn faster, Remember longer, Decide better and Fast knowledge transfer.
VR and AR in Primary and Secondary Education:
Interactive and Immersive technology helps in creating the immersive lessons to engage the students, making to memorize easily. These immersive technology improve the learning outcomes and help the students to improve their skills like collaboration, social skills and empathy which are needed for the future.
The primary and secondary education situation can be customized and programmed through virtual reality technology with several environments on which students can act. Applications can be built to recreate any subject, knowledge area, population segment, physics, chemistry and geography. These technologies help the students to reach the goals, who are having poor success rate.
One of the major areas where immersive technologies plays a vital role is in representations of abstract concepts. Any kind of laboratories can be completely simulated through this technology which allow interaction between the students and the devices. The cost savings would be huge by using these technologies, undoubtedly the merit of VR and AR technology make the learners to accurately depict and illuminate characteristics.
Virtual and Augmented Reality provides space for joint work, entertainment, virtual gatherings, socialization within the educational and learning context. It allows students to interact and learn in environments beyond the physical reach. Students can take the virtual tour of well-known museums globally, exploring the pre-historic world and carrying out the experiments without any fear or injury.