As the years progress, technology evolves with it, and so does education. Here are a couple of examples of how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is used in education, as listed in a Forbes article.
Science becomes easier to conceptualize for kids
We can create a massive tornado with augmented reality and then let the students see these cyclones closely. On the other hand, students can take a close look at the honeycombs of a beehive to see how well the bees work together to go about their daily lives.
No more dissecting frogs in real life, AR is the way to go
When you were dissecting a frog in science class, did you ever have to breathe through your mouth, so you didn’t have to smell the gross smell? Well, now, with Froggipedia, we can use AR technology to learn about a frog’s internal organs (and do the dirty work).
Stars are easier to see
Ever wanted to see the stars up close? The SkyView app allows students to see what exactly makes up the night sky. From satellites to stars, constellations, and even planets. No more stargazing trips ruined by clouds.
Virtual reality helps medical students as well
With Microsoft HoloLens, medical students can take a walk on the wild side. They can isolate and enlarge parts of the body, flow through the bloodstream, and even walk inside different human body parts. This is all to help them better understand the anatomy of a human body and learn how to treat medical conditions.
You can go to places you never could before
With Google Expeditions, teachers have a new freedom that they didn’t have before. Now, they can show their students the top of Mount Everest, or visit the Louvre, all from the comfort of their classroom.
VR helps you practice for a speech
If you have trouble with speaking in public, use VirtualSpeech to simulate a virtual audience for you to step in front of and practice your speech. Through the immersive, incredibly realistic virtual reality simulations, who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to overcome your stage fright.