How virtual reality is changing education?
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    How virtual reality is changing education?

    Over the years, schools, universities, and other educational institutions have changed their approach to the way they work and teach in order to be in constant contact with modern technology and to adapt to it as quickly as possible.  More often than not, instructors for students use a standard curriculum when teaching to present the information they need, which rather does not help reinforce the information because the individualized nature of the practice is lost.  How is virtual reality changing education? For several years we could notice that modern technologies are developed and used specifically for educational purposes, which as a consequence completely changes the familiarity and perception of the training material. As for virtual reality technologies and augmented worlds, such tools have to be adjusted by teachers for several years in order to provide students with the most effective information, as well as the perception of the training material. In the learning process, the virtual world is most often presented as a multi-user environment in which students can interact with each other using their developed profiles or digital user representations. Specially designed virtual worlds allow students to move from one place to another according to the curriculum.  Areas such as medicine, math, science, and many others are suitable for maximizing their learning in a virtual environment. For example, the introduction of VR technology is simply necessary to present some complex or abstract topic of a mathematical or scientific field that cannot be recreated in real life. In addition, virtual reality technology can be used to perform high-precision medical procedures, as it avoids serious errors during a real surgery. Relatively recently, students and professors had access to virtual worlds only through desktop computers, which sometimes makes the whole process very difficult. Now they have access to a host of additional devices and accessories that can be used to provide a more immersive experience if needed. Thanks to specially designed virtual reality headsets, it is possible to create interactive or three-dimensional environments for their users. Virtual reality can, with the click of a mouse, change the subject of study from a chemistry lab to a journey through the reconstruction of ancient Roman structures. And given the variety of specialized applications, it is easy to replace real, outdated learning objects with a new, graphical world, which provides an opportunity to engage students, thereby realizing their own interesting experiences and unlocking everyone's potential. Clearly, the future of education must keep pace with the virtual world.



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