As the name suggests Immersive Learning allows learns to cross conceptual and theoretical boundaries with the help of tools including game-based and simulation based learning. Immersive tools like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality, allows students to experience abstract concept in three-dimensional space.
It is one of the most promising methods in the history of learning environment in order to teach them a particular skill or technique. Immersive Learning transforms the passive learning into technology. It also encourages students to enquire where students learn by doing, grabbing the method of solving problems and obtain knowledge. It motivates the introverts and inculcates a distracted-free learning within the classroom. And it changes the conventional method of teaching into a virtual classroom that fosters self-learning ability within the students. Imagine a student experiencing a human heart in mid-air and identifying different parts of it or learning about Newton mechanics by becoming and by observing a ball as it responds to student- induced changes in gravity, velocity and elasticity. The benefits of such kind of learning are:
· Focused attention
· Hands on Learning
· Continuous participation
In order to make Immersive Learning a practical reality in schools and institutions, there is a need to address three key gaps existing in the VR ecosystem - content, technology, and awareness.
By: Shruti Anand