Virtual Reality in education
Until recently, no one could seriously discuss the use of virtual reality in education. After all, the high cost of equipment did not allow its full potential to be used. Although the first device, capable of creating a completely virtual reality, appeared in 60 years of the last century, the technology has declared itself only few years ago, with the advent of helmets for gamers.
The use of VR-technology in education is very promising, because students use a huge amount of information now, the assimilation of which directly depends on the efficiency of the presentation. And there is no technology equal to virtual reality, which significantly improves and simplifies the process of education.
You can interact with objects and master your skills to manage complex equipment, take tours of ancient Rome and become a participant of historical events, find yourself inside the human body to study its structure, conduct laboratory excercises and practical lessons in the virtual world – all this and even much more is available through training programs based on VR technology.
The main advantage of the use of virtual reality in education is the maximum involvement of the student in the learning proces0s. It gives the most effective result, so one lesson in the virtual world successfully replaces dozens of ordinary ones.
Experts identify two undoubted benefits of education in virtual reality – visibility and safety. Due to the highest level of detailiziation in VR, it is possible to reliably show such things, that can’t be seen under normal conditions. For example, nuclear fission before a nuclear explosion or the process of awakening a volcano. As for security, then in VR-space, mistakes that cost people’s lives in the real world are not terrible. Therefore, now these technologies are used in the studying of almost all specialties.