Augmented Reality is here to affect the traditional teaching and learning methods. Questioning the time and place we study, Augmented Reality is replacing and adding ways in which knowledge is departed, increasing classroom engagement and making information easy to comprehend.
Moving away from mundane textbooks which lack visuals and interaction, AR comes in as a more engaging alternative.
AR classrooms are becoming a big thing in the modern-day education system by using 3D models, animations, audio clips, video clips, proving to make information more memorable. For teachers, as well, AR proves to be helpful as they try to explain difficult concepts.
They can increase the overall interaction of the class even while teaching a complicated and difficult topic. For students who face problems with their low attention span, AR in the classroom can keep them engaged and help them retain more information.
Due to budget limitations and time constraints, educators can use AR to expose students to historic monuments, museums, listen to inspirational leaders and so on. Holographic lenses, 3D human anatomy models, quizzes, hand exercises, are all tools which make studying easier and much more fun. It benefits slow learners as the technological advances comfort the students and information can be absorbed in a faster manner.
With more and more engaging elements in the classroom, even attendance is seen to be increased. When we speak of college-level education, the fields of medicine, fashion, architecture, wherein practice and practical knowledge is required, it can be extremely beneficial for students.
Augmented Reality doesn’t necessarily mean it is for students, even kids can gain access to applications on smartphones and adults can use it for self-education. For example, Google Translate comes with an ‘AR mode’ which allows you to check on unknown words in real-time. This works exceptionally for students and tourists abroad.