With the help of advanced technology such as headgear and sensors, your child can feel as if he or she has the magic power to visit an exotic school. This is not the traditional long-distance education, nor the instantaneous transfer of time and space. It is the latest cutting-edge science and technology — the three-dimensional scene constructed by VR virtual reality technology. Recently, the virtual reality application creativity competition is in full swing, which is the first step in VR education exploration.
We introduced in detail what VR is and the concept of VR education. But how is the application of VR technology carried out in the field of education? What changes can it bring to education?
1. Virtual learning environment
VR virtual reality technology can provide students with a vivid and realistic learning environment, such as the construction of human models, computer space travel, compound molecular structure display, etc., to provide unlimited virtual experience in a wide range of subjects, so as to accelerate and consolidate the process of students’ knowledge learning. Experience is more convincing than empty and abstract preaching. Active interaction is fundamentally different from passive indoctrination.
Virtual reality technology can be widely used to create a learning situation. To increase the visual and interesting learning content; More circumstances can be achieved to simulate training. This can not only reduce the difficulty and danger of some training or experiment operations in the real space but also significantly reduce the cost of training or experiment.
2. Virtual laboratory
Virtual reality technology can be used to establish various virtual laboratories, such as geographic, physical, chemical, biological laboratories, etc., which have advantages that traditional laboratories cannot compare:
1) Cost-saving. Usually, many experiments cannot be carried out due to the limitations of equipment, venue, budget, and other hardware. Using virtual reality technology, students can do all kinds of experiments without leaving home and get the same experience as real experiments. Under the premise of guaranteeing the teaching effect, the cost is greatly saved.
2)Risk aversion. Real experiments or operations often bring a variety of dangers, students in the virtual experimental environment can be assured to do a variety of dangerous experiments. For example, the virtual airplane driving teaching system can avoid operation mistakes.
3) Break the limitation of space and time. Using virtual reality technology, the limitation of time and space can be completely broken. From cosmic objects to atomic particles, students can go inside these objects and observe them. Some changes that require decades or even hundreds of years to be observed can be presented to students in a very short time through virtual reality technology.
3. Virtual training base
Virtual training base established by virtual reality technology, its “equipment” and “parts” are mostly virtual, and new equipment can be generated at any time according to the situation. Teaching content can be constantly updated so that practical training can catch up with the development of technology.
4. Virtual simulation campus
What is more cool is the virtual simulation campus. As we all know, the learning atmosphere and campus culture have a great influence on people’s education and their functions. Teachers, students, classrooms, classrooms, experimental buildings, and so on, every tree and grass of the campus, every activity without exception has a subtle impact on each of us, with our growth.
I believe that in the near future, virtual classroom, virtual indoor playground, virtual experiment, virtual campus, virtual examination room… they are inevitable, which combines puzzle games, collaborative learning, distance education, and other features, they will solve a lot of educational problems that could not be solved before, so that we can feel all-round education!