Augmented reality in education

Posted by Vedanshi 12/05/2021 0 Comment(s) Augmented Reality,

Augmented reality in education has increasing popularity & can serve a number of purposes. It helps students to easily acquire, grasp fast & remember information more adequately. Additionally, Augmented reality makes learning itself much more engaging & fun. It is also not limited to a single age group or level of education and can be used equally well in all levels of schooling; from pre-school education up to college, or even at work. Augmented Reality (AR) in education features aspects that enhance learning abilities like problem-solving, collaboration, and creation to better prepare students for the future.


1) AR in education


AR applications for kids


Kids adopt technologies way faster than adults these days. They are the eager adopters of groundbreaking technology. After the great success of the AR-based application Pokemon Go, AR vendors are now targeting more such applications that can make reading & learning easier & exciting.  For Example Narrator AR teaches children aged 3-5 how to write in a fun and engaging manner. The app enhances letters they write with captivating special effects and makes handwriting a truly exciting experience.


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2) Distance Learning through AR


Through the ease of  AR, children can now learn even outside school. Online or distance learning can be easier and more efficient with AR-aided educational materials. For example, Mondly, a language-learning app, has recently integrated an AR-based virtual teacher to help users practise their skills as if they were in a real-life setting.



3) Augmented Reality in Healthcare Education


Being in a medical profession requires a lot of proficiency and accuracy. Even the slightest mistake can lead to adverse effects on a patient's health & life. Augmented reality in medical education is usually applied to help students study through interactive visual representations, create simulations and train medical students, and practice surgery or other medical procedures on virtual patients. For example, the HoloAnatomy is an award-winning healthcare education app helping medical students learn about the human body using AR simulations. 


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4) Augmented Reality in Military Training 


The military sector offers some of the most impressive examples of augmented reality in education. Soldiers are often asked to relocate for their training & service, this involves a lot of time & money. AR can emulate an environment, which closely resembles the setting where soldiers are expected to operate. Similarly, AR can emulate a combat environment by projecting digital images of weapons, enemies, and vehicles onto AR glasses, without exposing soldiers to danger. For example, US marines are using Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) to help them reach their training objectives.


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5) Augmented reality for manufacturing 


AR has excelled when it comes to the manufacturing sector & student training with machines. Students can complete their tasks using real-time instructions projected on the AR screens. Also, companies can employ based on the basic skills & experiences & then train the employees on the go through AR instruction.


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Benefits of having AR in Education 


1) It minimizes the time spent by students on learning & adopting new things.

2) It offers two-dimensional methods of presenting information versus the traditional one-dimension.

3) It provides a combination of interactivity & engagement to students.

4) It stimulates interest in learning different subject areas.

5) AR provides students with opportunities to deepen their knowledge within several areas of education.


The future of AR in education 


AR is evolving to become more cost-friendly, accessible, effective, and essential, including grounding schoolchildren with the competencies and knowledge required to collaborate with others and get ahead in careers of the future. As we can see, augmented reality in education has enormous potential, which is still to be uncovered. With the current adoption of mobile technologies and the recent advances in hardware, AR is becoming more accessible.


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