Benefits of Integrating VR into Your Classroom or Home Education
What are the benefits of AR and VR in Education?
In addition to providing students with immersive learning experiences, other benefits of virtual reality learning include the ability to stimulate students’ creativity and imagination. And it will encourage them to discover new academic interests. AR and VR in education also help students who have difficulty understanding difficult academic concepts. For example, through AR, geometry students can explore 3D geometric shapes from different perspectives; they can rotate the shape to see it from different angles, and even see it from the inside. The benefits of virtual reality education go beyond academia and include cultural competencies, the ability to understand another person’s culture and values - a key skill in today’s interconnected global society. For example, an excursion in virtual reality to another part of the world, whether Peru or China, exposes students to a different culture than their own.
Growing evidence suggests that AR and VR in education, as well as a combination of two technologies known as mixed reality, can also improve student outcomes. For example, in a March 2019 report, EdTech cited a study that showed that students in the biological mixed reality class scored higher than other students. And AR and VR can also help preserve and restore memory – EdTech reports in a recent study showing an increase in memory of almost 9 percent for students learning in an immersive environment like VR.