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Augmented Reality will Bring in a Paradigm Shift in Edtech Industry

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A Paradigm Shift in the EdTech Sector Will Occur Thanks to Augmented Reality

In the era of online learning, technology is leveraging augmented reality AR to overcome the communication gap between students and teachers. The EdTech industry, which uses e-learning technology to help people learn and improve by bringing about a paradigm shift in the education industry, is what keeps today’s educational institutions running. Online educational innovations are supported by technical developments that promote progressive learning and meaningful data-driven feedback.

 

What is VR and AR?

Using virtual visual elements, music, or other sensory stimuli, augmented reality creates a digitally enhanced picture of the real world.

Utilizing the physical environment, augmented reality projects virtual data on top of it. Contrarily, virtual reality engages consumers by enabling them to “inhabit” an entirely new environment, such as one created by computers. A virtual reality software might place users in an animated environment or a snapshot of a real-world location. Using a virtual reality viewer, users can look up, down, or in any other direction as if they were actually there.

 

Impact of technology on education

It cannot be overstated how much technology is influencing contemporary teaching and learning. In order to change the higher education industry in the future by providing skill-based education and learning, a strong technological infrastructure would be required. The new tech fields of data science, cyber security, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML), as well as appropriate skill-based technologies, are widely acknowledged as having a significant impact on education. Future generations will increasingly be able to pursue their higher education goals and learn new professional skills thanks to EdTech.

According to the “2019 Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Survey Report” by XR Association, one of the top three attractive markets for the development of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies is the education sector. Thanks to AR, schools of the future won’t look anything like those of the past. Furthermore, the newest generation of online learning environments and courses will benefit from other cutting-edge technologies like geolocation, VR, 5G, the Internet of Things (loT), and AI. With the introduction of AR, learning will likely become more engaging for students and teachers alike through the gamification of the subject and the development of cutting-edge study materials.

Paradigm shift in education in India

India has experienced growth in the IT sector and a move toward education; since 2014, more than 4,450 EdTech enterprises have been established in India. The Digital India initiative, which was supported by more than half a billion internet and smartphone users, gave the EdTech industry a much-needed boost. The Indian EdTech market was estimated to be worth $750 million in 2020 and is projected to grow by $4 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 39.77 percent. The learning process in the field of education is evolving as a result of virtual and augmented reality.

On the other hand, India is not far behind in utilising such innovative and modern technology. The educational system in schools is currently being transformed through immersive learning, which is replacing textbooks.

 

How are immersive technologies transforming Indian educational landscape?

Virtual reality has several applications in contemporary education. By establishing an incredibly accurate sense of place and time, it can be utilised to teach kids about geography and history. Additionally, people from all around the world can travel to locations that are ordinarily unreachable. For the creation of material, virtual reality in education is also very helpful. While students are still in their formative years, AR and VR technologies aid in the development of soft skills like leadership, management, decision-making, problem-solving, and teamwork, preparing them for the future.

AR does not require the usage of specialist equipment, it is crucial that the technology develops and spreads. Through a smartphone or tablet, anyone may access AR learning resources, and it is great for online courses as well. The success of AR in education, however, will depend on how early it is introduced to kids. Young learners must be the focus of AR-based training and educational initiatives if the technology is to be fully utilized

 

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