Augmented Reality in the classroom
Enhancing study materials with AR
Augmented Reality (AR) offers great additions to study materials. Take the example of an anatomy class. With AR, students can study organs and other body parts from close up without the need to have them physically on the table. Walk around them and look at the smallest details. Organs can also be animated so they can be virtually dissected.
Serious gaming with Augmented en Virtual Reality
With serious gaming, a game is developed that focuses on learning something new quickly and effectively or for further development in a certain area of expertise. By doing practical exercises playfully via visualisations, the study material will be much better acquired and exercises can be repeated over and over again until they are done flawlessly. Both Augmented Reality (AR); and Virtual Reality (VR) can be used for Serious gaming.
Virtual Reality in the classroom
Virtual Reality lessons
Virtual Reality (VR) lessons are a great way to visualise what must be learned and to keep students focused. Because they are wearing glasses, the real world is shut out and they will focus optimally on the study material. They can study, see, and get up close to everything within their virtual world. VR gives you the feeling that you’re part of this world and it motivates and challenges the user.
Now people around the world can tune in when you choose to broadcast lectures or classes live. Viewers can respond directly by asking questions via WhatsApp, Skype or another communication platform. Another option is to film the lecture or class with a 360º camera, making the entire room visible and viewers can zoom in to what they want to see more closely Place different focal points in the video to activate students.
The advantages of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the classroom
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are great ways to get the class learning new material or subjects. With the intensity and novelty of these technologies, the students’ experiences will be imprinted much more strongly, resulting in stronger brain connections and the information is better retained. Furthermore, Augmented and Virtual Reality offers lots of new options for online classes and lectures so you can still offer interesting and engaging lessons even when you and the students need to work or study at home.