At Vizitech, we’re passionate about working with schools and universities to provide virtual technology solutions that will benefit their students. There are countless ways to use virtual reality and augmented reality in the classroom, but we’ve decided to highlight three major reasons why educators should consider using it in their curriculum. By using virtual technology, you can captivate your students’ interest, nurture their creativity, and show them parts of the world they’ve never seen before.
It Captivates Interest
With attention spans rapidly decreasing as we become more conditioned to the immediacy of the internet, traditional teaching methods have lost some of their potency. Large blocks of text, akin to what you might see in a textbook, are easy to gloss over. Augmented and virtual reality is the perfect answer to this movement away from traditional methods. Virtual technology in the classroom can engage students’ eyes and ears in ways that pictures and words on a flat page cannot.
It Nurtures Creativity
The obvious uses of virtual technology in the classroom setting relate to STEM subjects. Virtual reality and augmented reality are perfect for dissecting the skeletal system or taking a motor apart. However, it is also perfect for students with a creative side. With all of the possibilities and visual cues that can be implemented, students have the opportunity explore concepts and ideas in new and exciting ways.
It Allows Them to See the World
Although a virtual tour isn’t the same as going to an actual place, virtual technology can help students see places they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see. Virtual programs can be used to explore countries, nature, and even different time periods, all from the safety of the classroom. It’s an incredible way to engage students.