The technology of augmented reality in education plays an increasingly important role every year: schools, colleges and universities all over the world are switching from traditional methods to more advanced ways. Paper textbooks and manuals are replaced by electronic books, wooden and plastic boards for chalk and marker are replaced by displays and tablets.

Is it effective?

Studies show that mixed reality can surely be considered a real breakthrough in the educational sphere. This approach allows you to better absorb information, remember its large volumes, and this applies to junior high school students, and high school students and students. To establish this, experiments were carried out, during which one group studied the new material with AR, and the other - with classical schemes and manuals. The tests showed that the representatives of the first group had absorbed almost 90% of the total volume of the material, showed discipline and interest in learning, whereas the classical approach showed a three times less effective.

How to explain this effectiveness?

In education, the advantages of mixed reality are as follows:

Visibility. A typical example is volumetric modeling. A two-dimensional paper projection, although it gives a complete picture of the object, does not allow one to "feel" it, to consider in detail the individual elements. The three-dimensional approach is quite another matter, the future specialist can appreciate the detail, understand its structure, implement various improvements and changes.

Visualization. This technique is often used in teaching children who are still unfamiliar with concepts such as theoretical approach and abstract thinking. Visualization of the theory with the help of augmented reality, in turn, facilitates the memorization process, improves the assimilation of the material.

Interest. Remember your own school years. To turn black and white pages of the textbook - the process is not the most fascinating. And now imagine that his pages come to life, the characters enter into a dialogue with you, explain complex moments, help to get to the heart of the material. This approach, possible with Augmented Reality, at times more interesting, pleasant and understandable.

The use of expanded reality devices in training every year is becoming more diverse. The simplest example is e-books and applications for smartphones. Some educational institutions move further, install holographic stands, transparent touch screens, equip desks with special glasses.

If you'd like to know more about technolical innovations in education, have a look at this article https://mhs.blog.ui.ac.id/aghnianditya.kresno/2018/02/02/3-big-educ...

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Comment by Rick Rom on June 19, 2019 at 2:55am

Augmented reality in education becomes ever increasing these days. Perhapse, the standardized testing will be affected by that too, so that students may do it in more efficient way. By the way, if you want to know more about the standardized testing, check out this article: https://pro-papers.com/blog/standardized-testing-writing-guide.

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