“VR is the most engaging and emotionally positive learning method in comparison to textbook learning and video.”
The quote above, from a study conducted by the University of Warwick, adds to the growing list of research that proves virtual reality can have significant positive impacts in the classroom.
According to the research performed at the English university:
Positive emotions were rated higher for the group who experienced the VR learning method.VR users performed better than students learning with video.The active interaction with the VR environment helped improve learning.
It makes sense that virtual reality would improve learning, after all it’s immersive, engaging and experiential all in one. While those may sound like education buzz words, the bottom line is simple: kids think it’s cool and who wouldn’t want to learn about photo synthesis while standing among the ancient redwoods in Muir National Monument among the great redwoods.