Advances in technology almost always bring advances in education and education methods. AR and VR are such new technologies that can bring great change to many areas in the world.
Many countries in the world are not as technologically advanced and connected as richer countries. These new technologies can enable reaching these countries and helping them in many ways.
AR, Augmented Reality, and VR, Virtual Reality, have the potential to reach more students. Creating more exciting and engaging classroom experiences will bring more students to class. Students from anywhere can attend a virtual classroom without traveling.
Teachers could create a learning environment that can take learners anyplace in the world while in the virtual classroom. Learners can experience many things that they would never have the opportunity to do otherwise.
Recreating real-world experiences with excellent detail will enhance training in many areas. Simulating dangerous situations that might happen and finding solutions without being in real danger can be well used.
Preparing learners for handling diverse situations and experiencing the variables in such situations will better prepare them for any encounter.
These real-world simulations can also be used for teaching and recreating things that happened in the past. Experiencing history firsthand can only lead to making better decisions in the future.
These digital tools, AR and VR, are already used in gaming devices. They can enhance real-world images in real-time to simulate experiences in real life. Creating virtual reality for games is nothing new and enjoyed by many.
However, these technologies can be used in many more things. Creating better learning experiences and helping with training methods are just two of the many potentials of AR and VR. These technologies can open up a whole new world of creative ways of doing normal things.