Today’s students expect the education system to be more interactive. As millennials, the pressure lies on us to create a space in the classroom that will enable students to tap into their imagination! We have had smart classrooms but that technology was also short lived. The new age tech- Virtual Reality can prove to be valuable in education today. The possibilities of learning methods and training opportunities that lie here is all up to the imagination, leaving the user with infinite possibilities. It can help students as well as teachers experience a unique and interactive way of learning. The existing learning methods in some schools still expect the students to recite, memorize and write an exam without evaluating their learning process. In a typical classroom, the teacher can teach a lesson, solve a problem and clear doubts. The teacher aims at imparting knowledge by verbal communication while the student just remains the receiver. This one-way connection lacks an efficient manner of teaching and practical learning. With VR now taking over the world, students can now experience immersive training methods that will keep them engaged and increase their ability to grasp, understand and acquire knowledge in the required subjects.
The current education system has deprived the students of creativity and individuality. While preparing for exams, students are more concerned about what they're going to memorize and write rather than what they've learnt. The lack of innovative teaching methods intensifies the need for skill-based learning and, that's where Virtual Reality comes in hand. VR has the power to improve the education system with its immersive and interactive learning experience.
Unfortunately, conventional learning methods urge students to read and memorize an entire syllabus a day before the exam. While the student can learn what a machine is, the existing education systems fail to teach the student the workings of the machine. VR will not only help aid in the student acquiring knowledge, It also helps them to practice what they've learnt, thereby improving their knowledge about the subject.
History classes are the most boring. Why would anyone want to learn about wars and the life of a dead person? But picture this, imagine walking through the tomb of Aurangzeb while learning about the Mughal Kingdom or entering the land of Egypt and witnessing traditions and customs. Fascinating right? With the help of VR, they can be present in one place by mentally feeling that they're in that place. Students can now stop wondering about how the Egyptians lived or how a spaceship worked and start experiencing it in like real-life.