Saturday, 17 March 2018

Augmented Reality – The Latest Trend in Education



The Heritage School – one of the best Schools in Dehradun, aims to provide all the state of the art facilities to the students so that they are able to make full use of their potential and express themselves in various fields. Be it Sports, Art, and Crafts, or Academics, etc. We aim to incorporate the best technologies in our curriculum to make learning fun, impactful and interactive. One such technology which has been introduced is the Augmented Reality.

Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.Augmented Reality technology is not new, it's potential in education is just beginning to be explored. Mentioned below are 5 reasons to use Augmented Reality in Education:

EYE-CATCHING PRESENTATIONS

By integrating augmented reality into the class lessons, teachers will be able to capture the attention of the audience, students or scholars resulting in their undivided attention. For instance, a teacher in physics integrated Augment into his lessons to show 3D models of a motor and how the motor works.

INTERACTIVE LESSONS

This gives the students a platform to interact and participate with the teacher and other students in the class. By viewing augmented models, the students can gain a better understanding of the concepts they are studying.  This is a fun way to engage students and reinforce concepts they’ve seen during class lectures.

PORTABLE AND LESS EXPENSIVE LEARNING MATERIALS

Prototypes, physical models, detailed illustrations, and posters are a little expensive. These learning materials may even get worn down, lose their relevance, and get misplaced over time. But with Augment, there would be no investment in physical materials.  Students can access models from any device at any time.  Whether they are at home or in the classroom, your students can study and interact with the course materials.

HIGHER RETENTION

Asimple scan can give students an access to augmented models representing anything from a part of the human anatomy to a famous monument to a molecule.  Also, students can access websites directly from the Augment’s app. This experience creates a complete learning cycle. Students will retain more knowledge for a longer period.

FOSTER INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY 

Incorporating Augment into class lessons will make the students excited about learning.  Born in the digital era, the students will be continuously inspiredby augmented reality.  They will be excited by new ideas and think critically about the world around them. 

The Heritage School – best ICSE School aims to provide the updated technology to the students, to make them tech savvy and so that they remain at the top of the game in every field. A technology like Augmented Reality not only helps the students to remain interested but also makes them critically aware of the world around them. 

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