Ask a kid whether he likes reading or whether he likes watching a cartoon serial? Obviously, there is a high possibility that the answer will be watching cartoons. Why is it so that children love watching cartoons but refrain from reading a chapter from a book? The answer is cartoons have animated characters in them. Similarly, the learning experience can be made fun and interesting if Virtual Reality (VR) is introduced as a medium for teaching the students. To elaborate, think about it, whether children would like to read a chapter on ancient Indian civilisation from a textbook or learn about the Indian Empire by going on an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) of an ancient Indian town? There is a high probability that the children would prefer a virtual tour over the textbook.
Understanding the virtual world – Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
It is interesting to think that why would children prefer cartoons with animated characters over the reading habit? The reading habit by itself is a good habit. However, the majority of the children find it difficult to visualise what concepts have been given in the textbook. In other words, they find it tough to read each and every line and imagine the information at a very quick pace. Thus, e–learning development companies realised that the best way to make children understand the concept is by using animations as if it is occurring in front of them. For the same, e-learning development companies introduced AR/VR/MR solutions in India based on the e-learning concept. Children can experience Virtual Reality (VR) by wearing a headset which takes them into a virtual world filled with different types of information – from history to human anatomy to mathematics. Augmented Reality (AR) superimposes detailed information about the objects around us and provides extra information in the form of voice-over, images, and text. Mixed Reality (MR), also known as hybrid reality, combines real and virtual worlds to recreate new fascinating and immersive environments and visualizations. The best aspect of Mixed Reality (MR) is that physical objects co-exist with digitised information and elements, and allows the children to interact with them in real-time.
How would AR/VR/MR solutions in India enhance the learning capabilities of the children?
e-learning development companies innovatively build AR/VR/MR solutions in India based on the practical applications of the e-learning solutions to fulfil the expectations of the users. Using a VR e-learning solution, children can understand various historical events as if they are occurring in front of them and they are witnessing them. With the help of VR e-learning headset, children can witness a volcanic eruption; reasons for the volcanic eruption, and formation of various types of rocks. With an AR handheld device, children can understand about various scientific instruments and their uses. The use of AR handheld devices is not restricted to just scientific instruments. Children can direct the AR handheld device to any objects around them to know the information about it. For example, when an AR device is pointed towards a flower, it would provide complete information about various parts of the flower. Similarly, MR based e-learning solutions can provide animated and text information about natural and artificial objects around us.