VR -The Future of e-Learning
Virtual reality is soon becoming popular with millions experiencing it through YouTube and amusement shows. The delight it puts on the faces of children is in itself a treat to watch. Originally employed for amusement and entertainment, the possibilities of VR are now getting more and more explored. The fields of education and training are now getting revolutionized with VR technology. As Virtual Reality enables students to be present in the subject scenario they are taught, it makes them feel and experience the subject to get an immersive learning experience.
VR is an artificial 360° computer-generated environment where a person can interact as if in the real world. Remember ‘Jarvis’, the VR assistant to Tony Stark of Marvel’s Iron Man series. Though a sci-fi movie, it is a hint at how VR can work together with AI to help humans learn beyond their limits of perception. The old classrooms where students are cramped and delivered knowledge are giving way to smart classrooms. Smart classrooms are now getting upgraded to VR classrooms. For instance, imagine your kid diving deep into Coral reefs to learn and experience the symbiotic relationship between sea anemone and clownfish, and VR lets this happen in your study room with just headgear and earphones. Your kids could also go to the Sugarcane fields to understand how the alluvial soil there helps more yield. If not yet convinced about how VR could change biology and geography classrooms, try a learning management app like Oogyy. Oogyy the learning app is equipped with VR and AR tools for a fun-filled and immersive learning experience for your kids.
Teachers can use the inbuilt VR tools in a learning management system like Oogyy to deliver complex ideas and theorems to students with ease. With VR a teacher can quickly breach the perception gap of students and command more class control because students are wilfully placed into the subject they are learning. Laboratory safety procedures and experiments can be conducted with VR-assisted online classrooms. The possibilities of distance learning are endless with VR-assisted online classrooms.
Another area where VR is used effectively is the training field. The operators can be trained in a virtual environment, thus avoiding the dangers before putting them on live systems. VR is an exciting technology that is already revolutionizing the industry of eLearning. Indian e-learning companies like Oogyy have tapped on the immense potential and are embracing the technology to its fullest scale. Research and developments are ongoing to combine VR and AI. Sooner or later, a ‘Jarvis’ is going to make our lives easier and more exciting in the eLearning domain.
Tags: online education, Virtual Reality, e-learning, Immersive Learning, Smart Learning