APPLICATIONS OF AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION

| June 20, 2019

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Augmented reality and virtual reality have transformed several industry sectors and education is no exception. The adoption of augmented reality and virtual reality in education will lead to the development of multiple applications to improve the learning experience of students. Several reports have suggested that the current education system in the US is ineffective. Multiple factors, such as low funding and outdated curriculums, are responsible for this situation. Additionally, attention spans of children born in the age of digital technology are decreasing rapidly. The brains of young children are constantly exposed to stimulation due to smartphones, social media, and the internet. Other activities are incapable of constantly stimulating human brains, unlike digital technology. Hence, educators need to find a solution to address these existing concerns.

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