Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Education is an acculturation. New products emerging in the field of technology of this acculturation are increasingly being implemented with the aim of increasing student success in formal education and increasing the work efficiency of employees in non-formal education. Educational technology provides significant benefits to both students and teachers in the learning process. Today, our ability to keep up with the developments in the world can only be achieved by adapting in parallel with science and technology. Because it is possible for an individual to be educated in accordance with today’s conditions and to be able to adapt to new situations that will arise in the future by providing them with an appropriate education (Batdal, 2005: 343).
Technology has a very important place in human life. A technological lifestyle, ranging from our room to our entertainment life, prevails in the environment we live in. Herbert Simon sees technology as an interface between man’s own artificial inner world and nature. Today, many technologies are used at every stage of education, from chalkboards to books, from projectors to computers. We have experienced the advantages of all these options in our education life. Nowadays, we have entered into a future spectrum where even these vehicles will fall behind.
Some virtual reality classes developed by Florida State University created the following experience: With the VR experience, it was possible for students to understand a 74-year-old patient. Embodied Labs offered medical students a VR experience called “We Are Alfred” and the students experienced the life of a 74-year-old man with audiological problems. As Alfred’s story moved around in 3D, they were able to understand what it’s like to see with impaired vision and hearing with high-frequency hearing loss.
On the other hand, it is possible to animate historical figures and examine our brain structure with augmented reality applications. We chose art to continue our social life that we lost with COVID-19. With augmented reality and virtual reality applications, we visited the most beautiful museums in the world while sitting at our home and we were cultured.
Virtual reality has the potential to change how we teach and learn. So how do we harness the potential of virtual reality to truly transform learning?
When we learn by imagination, we remember information better. When we experience information with virtual reality, this information becomes a life experience and we really learn. For example, consider Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity”. This theory would become a learned knowledge that we could easily convey if we had experienced it. You can see this experience, one of our educational content in virtual reality, here.
Virtual reality and robotics will be widely adopted in education in the next two to three years, while wearable devices are also expected to become widespread in education, according to a recent report. You can present your dreams, inspired by our articles, and give them reality with us. To browse our portfolio!