Extended Reality in Education

The future of learning may be enveloping technology in education, thanks to new developments that make it more economical and attainable to educators and students.

Extended Reality Technology has already started to revolutionize teaching in the few classrooms that have begun to implement the technology. The industry is new but growing. According to Forbes, annual spending on Extended Reality is expected to grow by more than 100% each year over the next five years.

One of the biggest problems facing education today—lack of student engagement—may have a solution in Extended Reality technology. Extended Reality can help students get away from lectures by having them learn hands-on in a stimulating environment. According to Road to VR, Extended Reality enhances memory and learning by engaging multiple senses.

This technology can also help customize learning for each student while allowing teachers to accumulate user data from students to monitor each of them individually. Students would be able to use AR to visualize concepts such as basic math. In medical schools, students are experimenting with AR that allows them to envision anatomy on a virtual human body. Extended Reality is also being used outside the classroom, for professional training in the workspace.

The future of Extended Reality technology in education is uncertain, but if it’s adopted as a teaching mechanism across the world, students may do most of their learning through their smart devices in the next few years. Keep an eye on this technology and it’s possible: it might change education as we know it.

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