In an interactive world of communication and information, it is possible that Virtual Reality will be a trend towards the future, where Virtual Reality headsets will be used in classrooms to enhance learning and interaction of children. This will be done without any physical contact between the teacher and child, making the learning process much more effective. Virtual Reality headsets for teachers may incorporate video within the teaching lessons, giving an overall experience of the lesson, rather than just the static images presented on a screen by a teacher. It would help if the headset had some type of image display system integrated with the display, such as a form of LCD or plasma screen. Video games may also be integrated into the virtual reality experience to provide students with a gaming environment not found in a traditional classroom.
Virtual Reality and the future
A positive benefit of Virtual Reality and the future will come from the many uses of Virtual Reality in entertainment. Medical and health care industries are using Virtual Reality technology, such as putting a patient inside of a computerized model of their body to better diagnose and treat patients. Entertainment industry giants like Pixar are using Virtual Reality to create a technologically advanced and realistic environment for their film and video games. The future may see even more applications of Virtual Reality in education, business, and entertainment.
Will the future of education see an upgrade to what we know today? Probably, yes, but how will we know? Will our children in the future be able to interact with each other in a completely realistic environment, where they can “talk” to each other? One thing is for sure, Virtual Reality is changing the way we learn and educate.