Augmented Reality, Making Learning Fun for Children
October 15, 2021
Did you know that a significant part of a child’s brain development happens at a very young age? With the pandemic going, are we still able to engage and make them learn new things like before? To be honest, I believe children are still suffering the consequences of the pandemic. Even if we adults have accepted the ‘new normal', I don’t think it was easy for children. Without seeing their friends every day, having fun, and doing all the cool things that they are supposed to do at their schools, I think the stress they handle is tremendous. What can we do on our part to make this stage a bit easy for them? I would say something that is fun and at the same time evokes their creativity and imagination. The answer is Augmented Reality (AR). For those who are not familiar with AR, you can read everything about augmented reality here.
Nowadays, augmented reality in education is gaining massive traction, and many schools have already adopted it into online classrooms. This helps children to get an interactive and engaging learning experience safely. Now let’s check out the benefits AR brings in the learning process while keeping it fun and interesting for our tiny dots.
Benefits of AR in Education
Augmented reality amazes us in different ways each day, and it is now amusing the little people around us. AR in education can bring out better learning outcomes through engagement and interactivity. And that’s just for starters.
1. Immersive Learning
Learning through augmented reality is a new and effective learning method. It helps the children to learn and capture the curriculum content in a unique way. We need to understand that AR is not a replacement for traditional learning methods or practices. It is just an alternative way to engage and help children to learn faster visually. AR’s visual engagement also makes conveying complex subjects a bit easier for educators.
2. Capture Attention for Longer Period
Children have very little attention span that ranges from 5 to 15 mins depending on how engaging the activity or task is. And learning will be more fun when they engage in activities or learning tasks voluntarily. Bringing interesting technology such as augmented reality to learning helps create an attractive environment, and experiencing a realistic and lifelike environment will make them better learners for life.
3. Long Term Memory Retention
Quick question, what will you remember more? An image from a textbook or that same image presented to you as an interactive story? The latter one, right? This is the same with children, and learning through interactive processes tends to last longer in our memory.
With augmented reality materials and apps accessible on every smart device, it is easy to include in the learning process. And if you are looking to build an AR app or experience, we can help. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our tech-savvy team will contact you within 24 hours.