The Impact of Augmented and Virtual Reality on Personalised Learning
AR and VR take education beyond the classroom, offering new ways to learn beyond memorisation and observation
Personalised education is not a new concept. Before the technological revolution, the British educational system provided teachers with a great level of autonomy regarding the issues of what and how to teach. This system was based on the notion that the educational methods must be similarly tailored and similarly flexible to the particularities of the student. The educators measured the achievements of each student against national standards and pushed them to progress in line with their abilities and age.
What we have today, however, is much different. Augmented reality and virtual reality, in particular, give us a chance to enhance the level of personalisation to an extent we’ve never experienced before. The previous system was flexible, but all students still had to learn from the same textbooks and meet the same standards. With this technology, we’re finally getting close to meeting the promise of custom-tailored education for each individual.