Virtual reality (VR) implies a complete immersion experience that shuts out the physical world. Using VR devices such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard, users can be transported into a number of real-world and imagined environments such as the middle of a squawking penguin colony or even the back of a dragon.
Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that lets people superimpose digital content (images, sounds, text) over a real-world environment. Augmented reality (AR) adds digital elements to a live view often by using the camera on a smartphone. Examples of augmented reality experiences include Snapchat lenses and the game Pokemon Go.
VR & AR are Becoming the Future of Education
Help students focus
The number of students experiencing difficulties concentrating and staying focused while learning is constantly rising. At universities, college student’s mental health statistics show that students face difficulties focusing and are facing other mental health issues like depression and anxiety.
Eliminate language barriers
With multicultural societies, especially at higher education levels, language differences can be a significant challenge as students may not be able to understand the material and have difficulties with assignments and this could ultimately influence their performance.
Ease and improve the learning process
While on average, a regular student can remember 30% of what they hear and 20% of what they see; in traditional classrooms where teachers are using only images and auditory materials students oftentimes can understand only so much from pictures and explanations when it comes to complex concepts, theories, and subjects.
Focus on exploration and practice
With AR especially, students become more interactive as they start focusing on practice and not just theory. If traditional classrooms focus on theories, with VR and AR the focus shifts to learning through practice rather than theory. This further increases the students’ interests; by using this technology students get to experience and not only hear the material, which makes them more curious and interested in the subject.
VR & AR for EDUTOMARS
NASA scientists using virtual reality technology are redefining our understanding about how our galaxy works.
Using a customized, 3D virtual reality (VR) simulation that animated the speed and direction of 4 million stars in the local Milky Way neighborhood, astronomer Marc Kuchner and researcher Susan Higashio obtained a new perspective on the stars’ motions, improving our understanding of star groupings.
VR & AR TOOLS
Virtual Reality Headset
A virtual reality headset is a head-mounted device that provides virtual reality for the wearer. Virtual reality (VR) headsets are widely used with video games but they are also used in other applications, including simulators and trainers.
Augemented Reality Apps
AR continues to grow rapidly, as more and more companies and startups look to develop their own sophisticated technologies.
Whether you are an Android or iOS user, the choice of augmented reality apps is wide.