Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

When most people think of virtual reality (VR), video-gaming is probably the first thought that comes to mind. VR has the ability to provide an alternate universe, an escape from the mundane via computer-generated simulations of realistic, three-dimensional environments and images. In recent years, many schools have entertained the theory that VR improves education.

Individuals may interact with various artificial environments through the use of VR headsets and often, gloves fitted with sensors. Many programs include sounds, vibrations, or other sensations to ensure the user has an experience similar to the real world. This tactic has been popular among military training applications for quite some time. If virtual reality is reliable enough to train our armed forces, is there any reason not to implement the same technique at educational institutions across the world? Imagine what today’s youth could learn about history, science, and art if developers utilized the possibilities of virtual reality to create educational games instead of those about zombies and car theft.

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