What is Virtual Reality Technology?
Virtual reality is a term used to describe a computer simulation environment. Most virtual reality environments are visualized on a computer screen or through a holographic viewfinder; however, some simulations also add other sensory types, such as sound or touch.
In terms of functionality, VR is a simulation system in which computer graphics are used to create a “real world.” Besides, this “artificial” world is not static but reacts to the user’s input.This defines a key characteristic of VR, which is real-time interactivity
Benefits OfVirtual Reality
The greatest benefit of Virtual Reality (VR) is that it is unique interoperability that allows people from all over the world to communicate with each other comfortably without being constrained by economic or geographic issues.
Because of its tremendous application potential in all of these areas, VR is receiving strong attention from the world’s leading companies. Of these, education is one of the most profitable sectors, as teachers and learners will have a more practical and intuitive look than ever before.
Many big companies in the technology industry have taken this trend, as Samsung has announced a partnership with Cornelsen textbook publisher in Berlin. Accordingly, both will apply VR to teaching to provide a more effective learning method.
The € 300,000 Apollo 11 Experience program is a partnership between the Irish government and Immersive VR Education to increase students’ knowledge of aerospace science as well as physics by interacting with the Virtual reality simulation simulates the landing of the Apollo 11 in 1969.
At present, universities such as Carnegie Mellon (USA), Imperial College (UK), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and hundreds of academic institutions around the world have been putting VR to renew the curriculum, and some organizations have put VR in English teaching.