When you’re moving around in virtual reality, you’re not reading from a textbook. Depending on what the subject is, you could be living through the experience. Learn how whales feed by swimming in the water right next to them; witness the fall of the Berlin Wall first-hand; sit in the audience to hear how the greatest symphonic orchestras of the world play classical music.
VR provides context and visualization to pretty much any school subject. Teachers can use 3D shapes to explain geometry and provide helpful graphs, and students can play around with the concepts in real time. This not only makes learning fun and interactive, but it also improves retention for the students. After solidifying their knowledge in VR, they can recall information much better even in stressful situations such as taking a test.
In a recent study conducted by PWC, people who learned by using virtual reality were 4 times faster to train than in a regular classroom. In fact, what took some students 2 whole hours to learn in a regular classroom, took only 30 minutes by using VR. Students were also 4x more focused! As today’s pupils often tend to be impatient and distracted. A lot of students won’t even watch a full video when shown in class, and are more likely to be distracted by their smartphone. But with Virtual Reality learning, they are 4x more focused, and much less likely to get distracted, as in the virtual world, there are no natural interruptions, and ways to multitask, as the only content the student will experience, is the one he is intended to see.