Virtual reality is poised to reshape a swathe of other consumer industries, as this recent Infographic suggests. Examining how VR could infiltrate the entertainment, tourism, healthcare and real estate sectors, the technology is projected ascension from niche device to ubiquitous media consumption tool is charted.
With the increasing use of Virtual Reality in every field, it has now taken a grip on education field too. Teachers have developed themselves with the expertise of virtual reality in education. Today’s students have also become digital savvy. When undertaken a GfK survey, it was found that 85% of the teachers believe that virtual reality will have a positive effect on their students.
They also believe that this would help their students in understanding their course content in a better way through the experience of virtual reality field trips to faraway and historical places. Moreover, this concept of learning in the classrooms will enhance the virtual experience in the education field.
84% of the teachers believe that virtual reality would motivate the students more and more for their studies. The top subjects of the school including science, history, and social studies will be benefited through the use of virtual reality in education. Due to this, virtual reality content and applications are available to expand the experience of virtual reality in the field of education.
Only a few schools and districts have adopted the virtual reality technology and just over one-third of teachers expect them to do so in less than five years. Yet, there are various easy and comfortable ways to get started with VR today, including using affordable headsets that are compatible with smartphones.
Potential educational applications include virtual field trips, immersive digital learning games, and simulations, and therapeutic experiences for students with special needs.