It’s important to note that AR presents transformative opportunities for the educational system, however, less than 10% of schools have AR adopted into their learning processes.
Some reasons for such a low number could be because of the amount of AR equipment needed, teachers’ mixed opinions of the quality of AR learning, questions about AR’s value to education, and of course lack of funding. All of these reasons are valid, but AR implementation doesn’t have to happen right away for these schools.
Just like anything else, there needs to be a test to see if it works out for the school, class size, course content, etc. Some classes may not need AR learning, and that’s okay, but the next class down the hall might need it. An acting class may not benefit from AR headsets, but a biology or international business class might.
Overall, AR is growing in popularity for its fun and use cases. In the teaching world, educators know how hard it can be to get a complex topic across to a student, let alone a whole classroom, and AR could help bridge that gap. Students can experience a deeper sense of learning, and with all of the capabilities that AR brings to the table, it could very well change the educational system for the better.
If you’re interested in augmented reality inside schools or you want to learn more about augmented reality as a whole, get in contact with an Ultimate Technologies Group representative today!