Virtual Reality (VR) is quality technology which allows its users to immerse themselves in an experience or place with the help of computer applications. 3D video and audio stimulations help in creating an experience at a certain place for the user in order to understand a concept. Today, VR is an important component in learning. Students from across the world are learning with the help of VR in classrooms. As one of the best CBSE schools in Faridabad, we intend to incorporate futuristic technologies in our classrooms to make our teaching up to date with technology and inclusive. Here are 7 ways in which VR can aid in learning:
Field trips made easy
Well, not everyone can afford a friend trip to every single historical site, so in times like these VR comes in handy. Be it a trip to Hampi or Machu Picchu, your students can be in a place of their choice and all they would need is a smart phone with Google Expeditions on it and some low-cost headsets.
Lessons in empathy
VR can be very useful when you’re teaching your students about natural disasters. Observing the intensity, impact of floods or cyclones in Tamil Nadu or Odisha while living Delhi through VR can help the students understand the topic closely. This will not only appeal to their emotional side but also make them aware and empathize with their fellow countryfolk afflicted by calamity.
Mastering math and languages
When core subjects are learnt from textbooks, it can get dry and students may be distracted. VR can help them focus at the task at hand. Mathematics can be learned through games and interesting puzzles. Furthermore, language can be taught in VR through simulated conversations using both audio and video. For instance, the student can practice Italian or Chinese while conversing with a person in Rome or a local in Beijing.
Skills can be worked upon
VR can help users practice skills for the right situations. For instance, a presentation can teach the user communication skills. A professional conversation, interview or pitch can teach students how to crack interviews and put forth ideas.
VR can help students with special needs learn with ease. Video and audio can help dyslexic students in reading and ensure that they learn concepts effectively through engaging activities.
VR can help all children to focus on a concept without being distracted through various activities.
VR lectures have made distance learning possible. Think exchange programs with schools and learning spaces across the world. Imagine your child being exposed to foreign languages and global learning methods. Today, we’re not citizens of one country rather we’re global citizens and therefore exposure and experience of different cultures and learning is vital. This is easily possible through VR.
Games, models and more
VR makes space for students to indulge in some game-based learning. Children love games and moving to the next level, so, what better way to teach them than by introducing them to games that are about science concepts. The more questions that they answer the more levels they go up. This also comes in handy while solving mathematical problems. Your students can also make models of rockets, buildings and factories using VR.
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