A New Way To Study With The Help of AR In Education & Training

Since the pandemic dawned upon us, online classes have surged in number. It has shown us that different methods of studying can be equally impactful as traditional education methods. Today, we’ll look at the different aspects of augmented reality applications in education.

Augmented Reality (AR) In Education

AR For Classroom Training

1.    A New Way To Teach

How amazing would it be if we could see the chemical reactions happening in front of us! If a 3D dinosaur model came walking right up to us as we studied its various strengths and weaknesses! Also, if we could see the inside of our eye in a 3D model, how easily we could teach our students.

AR introduces us with a new way of teaching students and scholars around the world. Studying using the anatomy of a human body for medical students or building massive structures of buildings for architects is no more just a dream, it’s possible with an augmented reality platform.

2.    Explain Difficult Concepts Easily

Do you remember how difficult it was to show students actually how a motor works, or the different areas of our brain, or the working of angular momentum?

AR can render 3D models with precision that makes it easy to grasp abstract and complex concepts. Humans are good visual learners. An image can stay longer with us as compared to reading, music or sensation.

3.    Stimulate Interest In Students

Students tend to keep a list of favorite subjects. In this way, it becomes a struggle for the teacher to make them understand anything beyond their scope of interests. AR supplements current pedagogical syllabus by inculcating visual aid in everyday curriculum.

This way, students come together to understand and discuss concepts beyond their usual scope of interest. If you’re able to connect any learning to a particular action, you enable your students to have a bigger perspective of the given problem and possible solutions to it.

4.    No Special Equipment Needed

With augmented reality solutions in the market, it has become truly easy to implement AR technology with basic devices at your disposal.

Unlike virtual reality (VR), you don’t need any fancy gadget or device to enable using this technology. You can start by using your own smartphone and by installing AR-enabled apps.

73% of teens use smartphones today. Leverage this huge opportunity to promote the use of mobile devices for educational purposes.

5.    AR Worksheets

What is the easiest way to make students do their homework? Let me tell you! Assignments and homework is the most boring part of going to school. If we want our students to take active participation in such activities, we have to go a step ahead…

AR-enabled worksheets are being tested all around the world and students are loving it! With the current pandemic situation, teachers can share these worksheets at home.

When students hold their smartphones in front of the worksheet, 3D animated models and interesting content starts popping out of the sheet, which makes doing homework fun!

Customers can simply point their smartphones at signs, stickers, logos, pictures, landmarks known as location-markers to instantly see videos, animation, advertisements, 3D models and holograms come alive.

AR For Laboratory Practices

Once we’re done with reading, it’s time to put our theoretical knowledge to test. Practical assignments and activities promote greater learning for students and academic practitioners.

You have the freedom to create your own experiences catered for your own students as per the curriculum. Every teacher has the freedom to teach a particular concept in different ways. Your lab exercises become your own playground to experiment and work with tools that bring out the best out of your students.

The best thing about 3D models is that you can rotate, enlarge, and play with it as you wish. You can add filters that show you the same model with different variations.

For example,

  1. You’re looking at the map of a region, suddenly you wish to see the physical terrain of the location, simply point your smartphone and the location marker will trigger to display the required output. Look at the same map with political outlines and demarcations or see graphs that show demographics of the region. The possibilities are endless.
  2. History scholars can visit National Museums and landmarks to learn more about their leaders and history. With a smartphone, you can point at objects or markers and experience the figures come alive. Just imagine, if Abraham Lincoln could tell his life story himself…!

What Does It Mean For Teachers & Academic Institutions?

With augmented reality solutions at hand, teachers and institutions can broaden their teaching methods. It’s the talk of the century to introduce something more than books and field trips to motivate students to take active participation in learning.

Now, parents won’t complain about their child spending hours behind smartphones playing games. Instead, they’ll be happy to know that their children are spending quality time studying and understanding concepts taught in school.

Graduates and students pursuing higher education can too leverage this technology while researching and building products out of scratch. Engineers won’t have to imagine stuff anymore, doctors won’t have to memorize surgical operations, artists won’t have to wait for inspiration to strike, with AR, you become one with your study.

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