Augmented and Virtual Reality are Changing the Learning Experience

Immersive, experiential technology is changing how both students and teachers learn, according to an article in eSchool News.

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) are capable of providing deeper engagement, opportunities for collaboration and hands-on learning that places newly acquired knowledge and skills in context.

For students, AR and VR can make abstract concepts tangible through interactive visuals. For teachers, immersive technology helps them translate research and theory into actionable practices through dynamic examples.

One augmented reality app provides engaging bite-sized experiences that promote deeper conceptual learning. The app makes complex concepts in algebra, social studies and ELA more tangible through powerful interactive visuals.

On another app, educators can find free standards-aligned lesson plans to accompany each activity in the app.

The goal is to make next-gen technology more accessible to all educators and school communities and inspire students to be innovators and creators. The multi-modal natural of immersive technology proves more access points for learners, engaging them in concepts that previously might have been out of reach.

The Immersive Classroom Experience uses VR to help teachers personalize learning. When teachers “enter” the virtual classroom, they can interact with students and explore the tools and materials being used in the room. Students in the VR classroom explain to visitors where they are in their personal learning journeys and how the student-directed environment empowers them to succeed. VR provides a controlled, safe, flexible environment for teachers to explore what their classroom could become, and how to make that transformation a reality.

eSchool News

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