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How Mixed Reality is Revolutionising the Classroom

Today’s education environment is increasingly offering immersive experiences that help students truly enjoy the process of learning. Plus, these technologies can help certain students learn more effectively than traditional classroom methods by overcoming language barriers and accommodating visual learners.

What if students could learn History by visiting stunning ancient ruins in Greece or significant war sites in Vietnam, together with their teacher, without leaving the classroom? With Mixed Reality (MR) this is possible, providing an immersive and more effective learning experience to children and young students.

 

How does Mixed Reality benefit students?

Boost motivation and achievement

Studies found that students who learn physics in mixed reality are more motivated, more collaborative and higher achieving compared with students who learn in a traditional 2D framework.

Align with constructivist learning theory

Mixed Reality is a great place to facilitate authentic enquiry, active observation, peer coaching, reciprocal teaching and legitimate peripheral participation with multiple modes of representation.

Provide adaptive and personalised learning

Because students can freely explore and interact with a 3D environment, they take ownership of their learning. Students can be scaffolded through step-by-step instruction, even when they choose their own topics or outcomes.

Provide experiential assessment

The cameras on the headsets allow teachers to figuratively see through their students’ eyes – a wonderful ‘in context’ opportunity for support and feedback.

Make learning more flexible and more equitable

Because Mixed Reality can simulate environments anywhere and allow teachers to provide hands-on instruction from afar, it is a fantastic way to include students who are remote, unwell, differently abled, or otherwise unable to attend regular schooling.

Encourage deeper, more effective understanding of scientific concepts

Because 65% of the population are visual learners, mixed reality is significantly more effective than traditional textbooks and 2D resources. Studies show that students who learn in 3D increase their test scores by 86%, as well as improve their understanding, attention span and engagement in learning.

 

Here are 5 of our favourite Mixed Reality products

zSpace – The Visible Body: A world of anatomy and physiology visuals and text at your fingertips.

Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine: Gives the power to tackle the new spaces of creating content for AR, VR and MR with Wacom.

Lenovo Explorer: Powered by Windows Mixed Reality, this stylish, light headset lets you merge the real with the virtual.

Google Cardboard VR: Allows students to experience VR in a simple, fun, and affordable way.

HP Z Backpack: Unlock the full potential of VR with the most powerful wearable VR PC ever created.

 

You read more about these devices and more in our Term 4 Education Catalogue.  Organise a demo for your school by contacting sales@asi.com.au or call 1300 368 010