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February 21st, 2018

Virtual Reality (VR) Is The Future of Education in Classrooms

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Steven Wesley, VR/AR Contributor

Technology advances more rapidly than ever. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of primary level students will work in future fields that aren’t introduced on the market yet. The chances that virtual reality will be part of the training and work of these students is very high. Knowing this, many people show interest in how big is the role VR will take and how will it define the education and learning process.

Ben Fredon, the leading IT specialist at Best Dissertation, says: “We absolutely must grasp the effect VR has on today. It has moved from aviation and military to professional and personal use in only a few months. When you understand the progress made so far, you automatically become cognizant of the effect it will have on our future.”

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What is Virtual Reality?

Since its introduction in the technology world back in the 1950s, virtual reality hasn’t achieved a lot in terms of commerce and mainstream applications. However, VR startups swiftly became the center of technology starting from 2012 and raised over $100 million in funding and $1.40 billion in venture capital in only 4 years.
 
Kota Ezawa, a Citi analyst, predicts that the VR market will grow to $15.9 billion by the year of 2019 and the market for such networks and software will reach as much as $200 billion the following year. Therefore, it is no wonder that VR is expected to be deeply implemented in our future technology use.
 

VR is the Future of Education

The most recognized educational institutions on the worldwide level are deeply committed to tradition. For this reason, implementing teaching methods that haven’t been possible in the past happens at a very slow rate. Nonetheless, whatever slow the implementation is, VR is inevitably coming to a point where it is a part of our educational system.
 
VR Will Make Learning Available Everywhere
 
With technology like VR, learning is everywhere. Students can use VR to learn more about real life and train for their future career. With the evolution of technology and VR specifically, the educational system will be able to explain the most complex concepts through real demonstration.
 
This may also move forward and allow students to interact with potential employers, as well as introduce them to different career fields they could choose from. As soon as it becomes immersed in the educational system, VR can bring the experience to the student, instead of forcing him to find such opportunities on his own.
 
VR Will Beat Traditional Teaching Approaches
 
Virtual reality is moving rapidly towards changing the approach of educational institutions. With the introduction of such advanced technology, instructors and institutions will be able to deliver experiences for learning that is no longer based on the traditional lectures. In fact, VR will allow students to expand their education to several different disciplines and earn a degree that does not only limit them to one role in their career. As a result, this will increase students’ chances for employment and progress in the world.
 
VR Will Increase the Number of Learning Opportunities
 
You are probably very aware of the increasing number of people who choose to work remotely. Location independence is a very real at the moment and is spreading to the education, too.
 
If remote learning and working keep growing, VR technology will be the key to finding a variety of learning opportunities. This technology facilitates a much bigger number of opportunities for such learning and will make a great contribution in terms of remote education.
 
VR Will Reduce the Competition
 
As impossible as this sounds, it is very likely to happen. VR technology will not only provide more learning opportunities but also reduce the competition problems we face in the educational system today. Competition is one of the biggest hallmarks of education today and students from across the globe see competition as the key to success.
 
It definitely should not be this way. Even though competition increases the motivation, it should never reduce the interest in actual learning. By introducing VR, the educational institutions can adapt the tools and allow the student to learn at his own pace.
 
VR is one great shot at making education more effective and easier, both for teachers and students. This is just the beginning of the integration of VR technology, but it is already clear that this integration will go a long way.

Conclusion

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We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual and Augmented Reality Industry. These few years are the first steps towards a prosperous future. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on future trends.

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Steven Wesley is a creative writer and ESL teacher. He is interested in public relations, technological and educational issues. Besides, Steve believes in the mighty power of the pen to change the modern world. Feel free to drop him a line on Twitter and Facebook!
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