Virtual Reality, Bringing the Future to Education (Experience is the Best Teacher)

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Education has been the basis of our society and the basics part of education is the very well important. Learning has been basically important in the transfer of knowledge from a person to another. As technology improves, it has given us access to more information starting from the old days of slates and clay tablets to books for keeping information and transferring the information from one person to another. Soon with the internet, the Educational system started seeing improvements in books to e-books and libraries became e-libraries, so do modern search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing made it easy to search for information in a very short time. With Virtual reality, the technological did not bring information library, rather it brought participation and simulation.

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Virtual Reality in Education

It is true that the brain tends to remember 10% of what is read, 20% of what is heard and 90% of what it does or partake in. In the past, technical jargon can be very difficult to understand and max of what could happen was go get information about it or go through expensive and stressful practical if they are practicable but with the invention of virtual reality in education, student can partake in simulations and partake in course like it is in reality.

With Virtual reality, students can improve their engagement and learning in a course. In a class that utilizes virtual reality, everyone can contribute into the course while seeing a virtual world rather than the usual class desk and some long talk in front of a board.

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Experience is the Best Teacher with Virtual Reality

Reading can be very stressful to students and after reading, the students want to experience a practical side rather than words of description or illustration from a conventional book or an e-book, with virtual reality, the students can live the practical experience keeping the mind engaged. Also, do not forget that experience they say, is the best teacher, and people learn best by doing. With Virtual reality, students have the opportunity to learn firsthand rather than passively reading.

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Developing Creativity for Students with Virtual Reality

With tools such as Tilt brush, students can only not consume contents with virtual reality but also create contents. With virtual reality, students can be able to study the brain and look at the biological function of it. Since it is not real, it can be an avenue for experimenting while allowing students to improve on their creativity.

In Conclusion

Learning in the future will be very interactive among teachers and student. In the future, history, geography, space learning and a lot of courses will be easier and practical. Virtual reality has an endless opportunities in the nearest future.

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The Education system in the US is in a huge need of an overhaul. It is not good at all. I am hoping to see some major changes in it. I think this looks very interesting and would love to see exactly what they are talking about.

I totally agree that experience is the best way to learn, and VR would definitely let people be able to experience many things that they normally wouldn’t be able to in their real lives. I think that is something huge, and the thing I really like the most about VR. So in that sense I can totally see how VR could be used to gain experience and thus education and knowledge about many things they normally would never be able to experience!

The educational standard in most countries is poor and we hope it improves faster.

I totally agree that experience is the best way to learn, and VR would definitely let people be able to experience many things that they normally wouldn’t be able to in their real lives.

VR is what students need currently. Learning theoretically can be very disturbing, stressful and difficult as most subjects are better understood practically.

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Virtual reality was first adopted by the entertainment industry largely and is now going to change the education sector. It is amazing to have this technological improve as students will be able to understand lessons easier and faster.

I hope it becomes a generally acceptable means. I will be happy to see children learn faster and better in a practical manner rather than theoretically alone.

Yeah, it is surely going to be a great idea, enjoy.

This is an amazing technology although, it hasn't been used in schools in my country but it will be the beginning of a new method of teaching and learning experience for both teachers and students.

Thanks for sharing.

In so many countries, virtual reality isn't a reality yet but it is believed that with time, it will become a reality. The method of teaching has made learning difficult for students in all level and VR is the beginning of good things i must say.

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Reading can be very stressful to students and after reading, the students want to experience a practical side rather than words of description or illustration from a conventional book or an e-book, with virtual reality, the students can live the practical experience keeping the mind engaged

Theory has been the regular way of teaching with a little bit of practical. I wished as a child, i could use virtual reality in school to see mars or the moon or the galaxies, school would have been fun for me real time and not always boring on mondays.

General acceptability is the most important thing for this.

So many things virtual reality can bring into education. I wish i was able to have a more practical class as well, learning would have been easier and fun. Technology is growing and it is a good thing.

Developing Creativity for Students with Virtual Reality

With virtual reality, it is will an opportunity to be creative. I could imagine mixing different chemicals together with virtual reality and experiencing a virtual reality explosion. Trying this van be dangerous in reality but with virtual reality several limits can be reached and broken.

I love virtual reality and i am happy reading it is going to change the educational standard.

WOW, this is a great idea, whatever is experienced gives us a better insight and I am glad that things are changing for the best.