Virtual Reality is becoming a very popular technology in the wake of high-profile product launches like the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard, but because it is still relatively new it may not be something that you have experienced yet. In this blog you will get to know what VR technology is and what impact will it have on education.
What is virtual reality?
Virtual reality refers to a three dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. It is actually creating a simulation of a real world experience that a person can enter and leave at any time using technology. VR technology is believable. It is immersive and interactive and has many applications not only in gaming but also in fields like military, healthcare, business, education, entertainment, sports etc.
Virtual reality and education
VR is also used in many classes to collaboratively construct architectural models, recreation of historic sites and other spatial renderings. Instructors use VR to engage students in topics like Literature, Economics and Physics by offering a deeply immersive sense of place and time.