The advancement of computing power, technology, and the availability of the necessary headgear drive the introduction of augmented and virtual reality in eLearning.
AR and VR applications encourage active learning by allowing students to interact with content and practise in real-time. Such hands-on experience improves understanding, increases knowledge recall, strengthens retention, stimulates learners’ motivation, and raises their level of engagement. In the virtual world, one lesson could successfully replace dozens of traditional ones.
Benefits of AR and VR in eLearning:
- Creates a new learning world:
The benefit of using Virtual and Augmented Reality in learning is that it completely immerses learners in what they need to learn, removing potential distractions from the real world. The learner can also interact with a virtual object to help the learner understand the lesson or task.
- Digital classrooms, labs, and field trips are all available:
A 360-degree camera aids in the creation of immersive VR recordings. If a student misses a lab, a lecture, or a field trip, they can watch the recordings to learn the material instead. They can use the VR simulations to practise it as many times as they need to pass the assessment and gain the necessary skills. AR/VR can add gamification elements to the training process while keeping it controllable, safe, and easy to monitor. This improves learning outcomes while saving time and money on consumables, commuting, and other expenses.
- Real-time interaction:
AR/VR allows learners to be immersed in a virtual world that mimics a real training room or classroom with an actual instructor with whom they can interact. It is, indeed, a novel and immersive method of learning.
- eLearning assessments with visual feedback
VR technologies encourage the use of branching scenarios, online simulations, and other tools to improve evaluation. VR software allows for the recording of learner performance as well as the tracking of final results. After completing a course, students have the option of replaying their performance to see where they went wrong and how they fared.
- Advanced Learning Analytics:
Collecting data in eLearning has never been easier thanks to AR/VR technologies. You can now track learners’ eye contact to determine their interest in the training programme. Having these detailed insights will aid in the development of eLearning courses that accurately gauge learner engagement and use them to create a learner-worthy course. As a result, it leads to a better learning experience that meets your learners’ expectations while also paving the way for higher ROI.
AR and VR are effective tools for immersive training. They offer interactive and engaging content, enjoyable experiences, hands-on training via life-like simulations, as well as flexibility and independence. This has the potential to significantly improve the learning process and outcomes for students of all ages and in all fields. Even from the comfort and safety of their own homes, students can remain engaged and gain experiential knowledge.