Benefits of Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

  1. Active rather than passive experience
  2. Immersive experience means no distractions
  3. Immediate engagement: useful in today’s world of limited attention spans.
  4. Exploration and hands on approach aids with learning and retention.
  5. Helps with understanding complex subjects/theories/concepts
  6. Suited to all types of learning styles, e.g. visual 

  • Increase attention span and engagement through challenges
  • Learning as experienced
  • Expeditions without leaving the classroom
  • Boost creativity 
  • Digital Fluency
  • Peer-to-peer support, interaction and collaboration
  • Personal skills

Virtual worlds are used as learning environments. Students can interact with others whilst completing a set of tasks. They also have the opportunity to learn new skills such as sharing, spatial awareness, data visualisation and even developing new language skills. Virtual worlds such as this have been adopted by colleges and universities across the globe.

Plus it is a good way of getting your students to explore ideas in real time and in an exploratory setting. Here they have the chance to discover new ways of learning via semi or fully immersive technologies in which interaction is the main focus.

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