XR or Extended Reality refers to technology-mediated experiences that combine digital and biological realities. Technology that supports the creation of XR includes a wide range of hardware and software including sensory interfaces, applications, and infrastructures. These enable content creation for virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), augmented reality (AR), cinematic reality (CR), 360-degree video, etc.
Does this sound too complicated to you?
It probably does.
So here we are, breaking it down, so you comprehend it better:
XR in simple terms:
Extended Reality, or XR, is a relatively new development in most circles. It is an umbrella term given to all computer-generated environments that-
- Merge the physical and virtual worlds
- Create an entirely immersive experience for the user
The use of XR is often seen today in education with the elevation of traditional classroom learning to a more tech-driven learning environment for more immersive learning. Most common examples are smart classrooms with digital whiteboards. They facilitate a visual approach to learning, making it comprehensive and interesting for the learner.
XR tools and what it does:
Some XR tools are Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, and Cinematic Reality. With these tools, new forms of reality are generated by bringing digital objects into the physical world and/or bringing physical world objects into the digital world. From the context of education, XR technologies have potential applications in all sectors of education and training. It is relevant from early schooling to higher education, workforce development, lifelong learning, and so on and so forth.
The Benefits of XR in Immersive Learning:
The biggest advantage of XR lies in its ability to create environments and experiences that excite, inspire, and engage learners in immersive ways. Extended reality helps educational bodies like schools and coaching institutes significantly increase the engagement of its audience. In this case, it is the students and the efficiency with which students absorb everything that they’re being taught vastly improves. Mentioned below are the two biggest advantages of XR-enabled Immersive Learning for students:
- Mirrors real-life situations: By providing environments that closely mimic real-life situations, students reach greater levels of expertise in less time. Learning is made much more effective through visualization.
- Increases engagement: Engaged students are interested students; Interested students have better knowledge retention.
How Career Launcher fits in:
Career Launcher, an edu-corp of over 20 years’ experience takes great pride in its evolution over the years as a company that stands for both education and innovation. Education through technology is at the core of everything we stand for. Through our LIVE online sessions, we facilitate the idea of immersive learning by making learning more flexible. With Aspiration.AI, our student’s platform, we make the latest developments in the education and job sector more accessible to our students. Likewise, with our programs on Machine Learning, we strive to inculcate in our students the knowledge of tomorrow through its tech-focused curriculum.