16 SEPTEMBER 2020
Why should you use augmented reality in Education?
“Augmented reality can transform how students learn about and connect with the world around them. Turn your classroom into the cosmos. Make a history lesson as vivid as the present by restoring ancient artefacts.” -Apple Education
Augmented reality, unlike VR, does not block out your natural surroundings, but rather, overlays it with digital projections. It can render objects that are hard to imagine and turns them into 3D models in and out of classrooms, making it easier for visual learners.
AR increases the interest of students in learning
Augmented reality in education will soon affect the conventional learning process. Augmented reality allows information to be added to objects on the screen. Teachers can augment their field trips to add layers of learning and interaction to the day’s activity.
Also, with the help of object or text recognition, the application can display the supplementary information on the screen next to the object. For example, if you point the camera at a mango, you can see the nutritional information. By doing this, the app, on the one hand, reduces the time to find the object’s description and other information, and, on the other hand, creates a stronger link between the object image and its data. Therefore, information is available faster and retained longer.
AR increases the engagement of students
Augmented reality provides new ways of learning; teachers get to catch the attention of students and motivate them better, while students get new tools to visualize their subjects and complex concepts as well as obtain practical skills. Moreover, even parents can benefit by engaging their children in studying with playful apps.
In addition to higher engagement, interactive AR apps can give students the feeling of freedom and control over their learning process. Students can access models on their own devices via apps.
AR improves the problem solving skills of students
A growing number of educators are prioritizing learning that encourages problem-solving, collaboration and creation to better prepare students for the future. When helping students learn technical and critical thinking skills, AR can provide new opportunities for students to learn how to communicate and collaborate with one another
AR applications may increase both uses of information and the access to knowledge, improving digital and info-inclusion. Augmented reality apps should be interactive, intuitive, and user-friendly. Introducing augmented reality to your students will enable them to discover hidden passions and inspire their future endeavors.