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The Rise of Augmented Reality and How It's Transforming Education

As technology advances, so does the way we learn. Augmented reality is a prime example of this transformation and is quickly becoming one of the most popular learning tools. AR merges the physical world with the digital world, providing a more immers

The Rise of Augmented Reality and How It's Transforming Education

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Feb 24, 2022 02:23 AM

As technology advances, so does the way we learn. Augmented reality is a prime example of this transformation and is quickly becoming one of the most popular learning tools. AR merges the physical world with the digital world, providing a more immersive experience for students. In this article, we discuss the rise of augmented reality in education and how it is changing the way we learn.

Education Old and New

The traditional educational system is based on the idea of a teacher standing in front of a classroom and lecturing to students. This traditional type of education has been around for centuries and will continue to be the primary method of public school instruction. However, with the rise of technology, there are now new ways to learn that are more immersive and engaging. AR has the potential of being one of the most powerful educational tools in the teacher’s toolkit. It complements and enhances traditional instruction.

 

Augmented reality uses digital technology to overlay information onto the physical world, providing a more immersive experience for students. This allows them to learn in a more hands-on way and makes learning more fun and engaging. 

Advantages of Using Augmented Reality in Education

Augmented reality helps students learn new skills faster. For instance, if you want to learn how to play the guitar, you can use an augmented reality app to see how it's done. This is better than reading about it in a book or watching a video. It’s like seeing someone’s hands show you the chords in real time yet virtually.

 

Additionally, augmented reality improves communication skills. For example, if you are learning a foreign language, you can use an augmented reality app to see translations of words in real-time. This can help you practice your conversation skills and become more fluent in the language.

 

Also, AR can be used to solve technical issues or teach technical processes in a hands-on environment without actually being there in person. This eases communications between instructor and pupil.

 

Finally, augmented reality is a great way to make learning more fun and engaging. Students are more likely to enjoy learning if it's interactive and immersive. Augmented reality provides both of these things, which is why it is becoming so popular in education.

The Impact of AR on Learning and Student Engagement 

As the technology continues to evolve, it’s likely that augmented reality will become even more popular in education.

Flashcards have been a popular tool for studying since the time of Ancient Rome. Now, with the rise of augmented reality, they are more helpful than ever. 

 

Augmented Reality is used to overlay digital information onto physical objects in real-time. This means that when you use an AR card, it shows text and images on top of your card as if they were physically there. Plus, because AR cards can be accessed from any device - phone or tablet - students can study anywhere at any time. This new way to learn has many advantages over traditional flashcards and other learning tools such as books or videos. With AR flashcards, students can learn any subject matter by simply scanning a card. This is a great way to learn because it is more interactive and immersive than traditional flashcards.

 

Additionally, augmented reality can be used to create 3D models of objects. This is helpful for students studying biology or anatomy, as they can view the 3D models of organs and other body parts to better understand them.

 

Finally, augmented reality can be used to create learning games. These games are a great way to engage students and help them learn in a fun and interactive way. Some examples of AR learning games include "The Body VR" and "Mission: ISS". Both of these games allow students to explore the human body or outer space in a fun and educational way.

Conclusion

As augmented reality technology continues to evolve, it is likely that we will see even more amazing and innovative ways to use it in the classroom.

 

So, what do you think? Are you ready to start using augmented reality in your classroom? ViviScape’s AR app team is here to help! Contact us or call (574) 207-6511.

Check out this related article “What is Augmented Reality? Why does it matter?”

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