In shopping and entertainment centers, you can often meet a person in glasses or a helmet, making strange body movements, incomprehensible to others and causing them ridicule, and even hostility. Well, if you do not run into drunks: they will beat you.
But such toys with a high degree of probability will change the face and essence of the modern system of educational institutions - both secondary and higher. Moreover, it is happening today!
We bring to your attention a selection of successful cases already implemented by school teachers and university professors in the United States of America.
Immerse yourself in history without leaving the classroom
Part of the history class at Medfield Senior High School is a virtual tour of Ellis and Angel Islands, through which students can get acquainted with two key places for immigrants and understand how they have changed over time.
Students also make virtual voyages to the places of military glory of the Marine Corps in the Pacific theater of World War II and major European and American museums. This allows you to learn actively, involving adolescents in classes in full, forcing them to strive for new information.
Travel without restrictions
Eight schools in Fitchburg, Massachusetts,at the same time began to implement virtual reality in their programs, and for all students, from first to final grade.
The town is located just an hour and a half from the ocean coast, but 38% of students have never been to the beach. Modern technologies will be able to help in this and much more - children will visit not only the sand by the waves, but also in the tundra, desert areas of Africa, wild and virgin Amazon jungle, and all this without leaving the cozy and safe school audience. At the same time, the journey will be difficult to distinguish from reality, and the child's imagination will only benefit. No museum with three-dimensional models can achieve such efficiency!
Create your own labs
Another educational institution – the school of David Cousin – has gone even further along the path of virtuality: its students do not just find themselves in virtuality, they construct their own worlds.
During the lessons, techniques, technological solutions and a variety of applications are studied, allowing you to create your own world using a computer, a software shell and imagination. Thanks to this, new students receive material for training, and teachers - the opportunity to order textbooks for lessons.
Taste Virtual Reality
Not so long ago, Google introduced the latest and unparalleled application Labster.
It is a collection of 30 virtual reality laboratories that allow you to interact with DNA, control time and experiment in space with accompanying weightlessness and radiation. Any real experiments in virtuality can be accelerated and slowed down, repeatedly restarted without any consequences. The software product is already used by students at colleges in US, universities of Arizona, Texas San Antonio and McMaster University in Canada.