Schools and universities are nowadays closing and where the lectures are still ongoing, most of them happen online and imply real efforts among both sides of the screen, teachers and students together. What can ease this whole process and how can everything take a dynamic and fun turn? Virtual reality tours can be part of the answer, but there are many skepticalities around them still.
When we think about some affordable VR tricks that could be used in educational contexts, we usually consider just the practicalities of it. We focus on the fact that the educational system can benefit from different experiences in a variety of disciplines with reduced costs and efforts. But what are actually the transformations these new technologies can produce among students and do they actually have any benefits? How can a virtual reality tour help a student perform better?
It is more effective
Some of the fields where online virtual tours that have the option of organizing guided video conferences can be used easily in disciplines like Geography, Tourism, Architecture, History & Archeology or, why not?, Literature. Their first advantage is that transmitting the information while viewing a virtual tour, the exchange of knowledge can be more effective and it can happen in a reduced time frame.
Makes students focus better
All of the mentioned disciplines have their ways of being conducted, that sometimes are hardly attractive for the students. A virtual tour can make the experience more dynamic, and the interaction with a technological tool that the students might want to discover and learn more about might make the whole experience better. Their attention will remain focused along the lecture hours.
Provides better outcomes in terms of learning
Not all the disciplines are considering the fact that the students can divide in different types of learners. Some of them can be kinesthetic learners, some of them can be auditory, learn by reading or writing or, lastly, can be visual learners. The former category will be more advanced and the whole viewing of a virtual tour would increase the variety of teaching, addressing this issue more. This more direct way of teaching, based on the language of the learner, could end up in providing better outcomes from the students.
To conclude, the innovation can easily gain its place in the educational context. It needs only some promoters that can acknowledge the additional value it can bring! If you are one of them, do not hesitate - contact us at: office @24vr3d.com, and let’s find a way of doing this together