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Imagine being taken to another world and having the ability to interact in a virtual setting with others. Well, thanks to modern technology, imagination is no longer required, notably as giants like Facebook and Microsoft have jumped into the sector in a big way. It stands to reason that it's only a matter of time before it reaches the world of learning.

What Is The Future Of Virtual Reality In Education?  

Firstly, virtual reality (VR) refers to a representation of a real environment, usually used for learning purposes such as online education. It's a web-based platform that consists of digital features that allow students to have an enhanced learning experience through a level of 3D interaction. 

Augmented reality is another form of VR. However, it differs in that real life and the digital world is combined and can be viewed via a TV, computer or smartphone. Oculus from Facebook is a particularly popular product that's on the market right now, as is Microsoft’s VR offering

What Will VR Mean For The Student Experience?

When learning is made fun or compelling, rather than dull and 2-dimensional, as can be the case with text-based study, more gets learnt. VR can improve the experience students get, offering immersive and captivating learning that wouldn't otherwise be possible. What's more, it's cost-effective and can all take place inside the classroom.

Virtual reality can improve education by providing students with memorable and immersive experiences that would otherwise not happen. What's more, it can all take place within the classroom. VR is also easy to monitor, and the technology can empower teachers to inspire their students in a unique way that has hitherto been almost impossible to achieve.

Will Learning Really Become Gamified Because Of VR? 

Gamification is the process of adding game mechanics into non-game environments, such as online learning. So, will the short courses online  offered by OCA eventually become changed by this technology? The answer is definitely, and it's already slowly happening. 

At OCA, we're always looking for ways to improve our already amazing video-based short courses  and will continue to do so, including technologies like VR whenever practicable to do so. The fact is that when people are having fun, they typically learn more quickly, so it would be remiss of us not to consider it as part of our long-term training strategies.

The Future Of Learning Certainly Looks Exciting!

We think that as a student, virtual and augmented reality is really something to get excited about! High-quality gamification focuses on the learner rather than the actual subject, and the intellectually-stimulating features it offers will undoubtedly change the way both learning and recruitment online  are carried out going forwards. 

As virtual and augmented reality advancements occur, it will be interesting to see what the impact is on the learning industry in the years to come. OCA is prepared and able to adapt readily to ensure that the ultimate learning experience is delivered to all our students! We cater for all kinds of students, including those with special needs, as everything we do is online. VR will help to enhance this experience further.

We believe that VR is the next big frontier that the top learning providers are going to be trailblazing over the coming years, and we'll be front and centre, as we know just much the learning experience can be enhanced. All we'll say is watch this space, as there are exciting times ahead.

OCA Short Courses Online  - The Immersive Way To Learn 

While we might not be quite in the world of widespread 3D virtual reality learning just yet, we do offer the most mentally-stimulating short courses online  available right now. Whatever career you're pursuing, our CPD Accredited, video-based learning offers a next-level learning experience, and it's modular, too, so you can take things at your own pace. 

To see what 'next-level' actually means, take a look at our student study demo or visit our website www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au where you'll find our entire course library that covers more than 20 different sectors and industries.

Alternatively, to speak to us directly about your training and personal development, call us on 1300 611 404 or send us a message at support@onlinecourses.com.au, and a member of our team will get back to you without delay.

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