Education & Training

Education & Training

Augmented Reality can provide advantages to the learning experience within education and training, including mimicking real-world environments and simulations to advance learning and education.

For classroom education, Augmented Reality can turn an ordinary class into an engaging experience, providing virtual examples to support textbook materials. As a result, classes become more interactive and offer higher retention rates. With AR technology, students can bring an object to life in 3D, walk around it, explore it and even see the inner workings.

Medical students can improve their knowledge and skills by taking advantage of Augmented Reality including:

  • Creating human body models to allow medical students to learn anatomy in depth
  • Provide more training opportunities for medical students with the help of simulations
  • Practicing surgeries on virtual patients

The same applications can be beneficial for students studying automotive mechanics or complex mechanical engineering. Additionally, AR reduces the need to refer to updated books or journals where information may not be current and up to date. Imploring AR allows for the most up to date information and instruction available, for any given industry.

Augmented Reality also improves worker training by:

  • Letting employees gain hands-on practice
  • Providing more training opportunities
  • Creating a safe training environment
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Practice by doing is considered one of the most effective methods of learning and training, as it moves information from short-term to long-term memory. AR can help allow trainees to focus more on practice instead of just theory, adding virtual objects to the real world which helps hone skills using physical devices. In place of just reading or watching instruction, trainees can actually start to practice with the help of AR and mobile devices, increasing engagement and improving the entire learning experience.

Helping to create a safe training experience, Augmented Reality can also simulate potentially dangerous situations like engine failure or repairing high-voltage equipment. With the help of AR, trainees can practice handling potential emergent or critical situations without endangering themselves or anyone else, relying on AR simulations to guide them prior to transitioning to
the field.