Blog 15-03-2021

VR and AR in higher education

When you talk about digitization in education, you are talking about blended learning, hybrid learning and virtual classrooms. Terms that are now increasingly anchored in higher education. And what about virtual reality and augmented reality in higher education? Can you imagine? VR headsets in the classroom? Because we can!

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are growing incredibly fast right now. These technologies have already brought considerable changes to the corporate world, and now they're popping up in higher education as well. Wait, in higher education? Today's education is old-fashioned and outdated. Right? Absolutely not! Education has shown to be incredibly flexible over the past year. And thanks to VR and AR, you can improve the engagement of your students and make the learning process more enjoyable, exciting and effective. So bring on those VR headsets!

Virtual Reality

Introduce your students remotely to lab facilities, train your medical students virtually by simulating surgical procedures, allow your law students to put their case forward in a virtual court, or you’re your archaeology students virtually to a dig to gain experience.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Match your adaptive online course materials to the level and pace of individual students. The AI ‘learns’ from each assignment completed by a student and then adjusts the next assignment accordingly.

Serious Gaming

Present your course material to students and teach them soft skills through a serious game. Basically this is just a learning tool under the guise of a computer game. Nowadays there are quite a few games that link in with various courses.

Gamification

Introduce a motivational game element to your lessons or lectures and let students earn badges (also known as microcredentials) through their progress in games or interactive course material. You would simply divide the course material into bite-sized chunks, and attach a learning objective to each chunk. By allowing students to earn badges, you know exactly where your students are struggling and who is flying through the course.

The future of higher education

In the future, every lecture is going to be a party. In a manner of speaking, of course. At least no more boring lectures and books. Because your students will be able to visualise their ideas with AR and VR solutions. Which means they will be able to absorb new knowledge faster and more efficiently. AR and VR solutions also allow you to engage with your students better. And don't forget! Your students will be motivated for a longer period of time and in a more effective way compared to the normal (boring) education they receive today. If you are still not convinced, here are 6 reasons to go digital!

Would you like to know more about the education of the future and be prepared for EVERYTHING? Because digitisation can be quite tiring. Then download the whitepaper below. In this whitepaper we tell you everything about the future of higher education and tell you what to expect!

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