Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds. And, that’s certainly what Virtual Reality is all about – training of the minds in a favorable environment. The Virtual Reality is a wide and a popular world of hyper-realistic yet virtual activities. The concept of future virtual schools where the subjects are replaced by field visits and the lectures are interactive storyboards is the deal breaker of this century.
Virtual Reality in Education – Props to the Developers!
Where the archaeology students can roam in museums than seeing the videos online, research work takes a new angle. It wouldn’t be astounding if in the near future, we start looking at the people still using trivial methods of learning with astonishment. With the new dimension in virtual reality, the 360-degree photo spheres can be created to give the students an in-depth concept clarification. These 360-degree photo spheres can be easily transmuted into Virtual Reality images. The images are the immersive windows with depth to the far away world. In higher education, this process can be readily accepted as the conversion software are easily available. All that the schools need is a 360-degree camera for the progress. This can give a new dimension to the courses in which the vocational learning is the most important facet, like engineering & automobile.
HoloBuilder is one such application that helps the users create 360-degree interactive videos.
Everyone around knows that Virtual Reality is going to be in their homes and a new member of their family but the question is, when? The answer is.. very soon!
Benefits of Virtual Reality in Education
The 2016 NMC Horizon Report mentions that in a near future of two to three years, the higher education sector will full-fledgedly embrace the Virtual Reality and the related developments.
While selecting the colleges for higher education, the foremost dilemma that haunts the aspirants is that the most preferred colleges are put up at distant places. With Virtual Reality surfacing, this problem can be sorted through the virtual campus visits. Almost every student can be travel-ready, irrespective of the place he lives and can take a stroll around the lush green gardens or the science labs and check out the equipment in the college.
In a similar way, this is also a chance for the management to showcase their academic institutes and earn some extra cookie points than the other colleges. This trip can change the perceptions of students towards the learning centers and help them choose the best one.
For the aeronautical students, virtual reality is a boon where they can travel to outer space and park their inquiries about the wonders of the universe.
The potential of learning through video games has already been realised and higher education can prosper the most through it. Longer retention is one of the pros of virtual reality. Simulation games are finding places in the college curriculums since gaming is an easy way through which the students can confine their interest in studies. Using virtual reality in education will be a thing very common, very soon.
With YouTube, the world has witnessed a boom in learning through experiencing. Virtual Reality, when adopted on a large scale level, will bring out an even bigger revolution. When students find themselves in battlefields, it will help them become better chroniclers. When they will be a part of surgical operation, the intuitiveness to adopt the medical profession surely grows. Moreover, the Virtual Reality brings to the students a chance of being a little more closer to their mentors, who live in distant cities. In the fashion world, this also helps students attend the shows and exhibitions from around the world & reach to the cloth weaving industries. The hard concepts of education can be easily learnt by being a part of a process by using virtual reality in the classroom. The growth of virtual reality education apps is a positive trend indicator, no doubt.
Learning by experience and finding a way beyond the classrooms, this way, Virtual Reality is promising a higher education beyond leaps and bounds.