education’s importance and the System’s situation. education, as we consider an integral building block for a sustainable society, has been prioritized in an individual’s early stages of life in order to initiate a path of lifelong personal development and the ability to sustain themselves in this structure-based society and understand it. We, humans, have undergone millions of years of evolution and we constantly seek enhancement in our surroundings and comfort in our lifestyles, we have computers replacing our workplaces but digital learning Education has not quite adapted to captivate and meet the expectations of the contemporary generation and the 20th-century learner.
The traditional education method lacks a sense of practicality and tends to stick to the laid back approach which includes a classroom, a teacher, a black board and students trying to keep up with the teacher in their notebooks, regardless of what they understand. It is more of a monologue delivered by the teacher and less of an interactive session. We might have seen most metropolitan private schools introducing E-classes or any other form of digital education while on the other hand Government Schools, Aanganwadis & most of the public sector or government schools tend to stick to the traditional, repetitive method of education and thereby hindering the capabilities of a student and their own teaching efficiency.
Because traditional techniques use repetition and memorization of information to educate students, it means that they are not developing their critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills henceforth making the students less capable in comprehensive skills and creative conducts, In the modern education, the students are taught about science, technology, language skills, and mathematics etc. Educational systems have been forced in the past to downplay creativity to a point in order to meet the standards for academic achievement, the knowledge imparted in the traditional education system was enough for one’s own living, but it was not enough to match the whole world.
What is AR, VR and 3D Education ?
Augmented reality and virtual reality are simulated practical learning methods which makes the learner experience and get a virtually real feel of the subject matter hence making the process of learning more interactive and pragmatic.
Augmented reality is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information. AR Flashcards combines augmented reality with flashcards to help visual learners really grasp what each card represents. Using an AR app, pictures on the flashcards come to life. Basically you point your phone/tab’s camera at the flashcard which contains the image that the app recognizes, and it will generate a 3D animation or video over whatever is on your camera’s screen. This literally brings the image to life on screen.
Virtual reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. It’s a well-known fact that people learn best by doing however, Students are focused on reading instructions rather than using them in practice in the current scenario. Virtual reality can create a real field environment and makes it possible for a learner to experience simulated field work without real life complications.
3D learning allows training content to be blended with a real-world practice environment and animation unlocks exciting possibilities making education playful and cope up with the 21st-century learner.
Limitations of traditional education
- Memorizing is prioritized over learning and understanding
- Information cannot be recollected
- Lack of practicality
- Time consuming and costly
- Not every student can keep up
- Stationary and paper is unnecessarily used
- Lack of understanding and possible miscommunication
- Difficulty in higher education due to insufficient basic education
- Repetition for memorizing becomes a burden
Solution by Technology
- Understanding and learning becomes easy
- Information can always be reviewed
- Practicality becomes the foundation of learning
- Information can be grasped at one glance
- Students with different capabilities and capacities can keep up
- Fully digital and sustainable
- Information is accurate
- Holistic development of a child’s learning skills and long term memory
- Better results with less mental strain
Why use digital education.
Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. Apart from making education interactive, fun and moralistic at the same time, it allows a child to look out of a book and visualize, hear and absorb a whole new world of learning where understanding is prioritized over memorizing. Learning through the use of immersive realistic digital Content is one of the teaching methods that has already been explored and deemed quite effective especially in elementary and preschool education developing their observation power and analytic character with a tendency of feeling curious and questioning things.
Therefore, learning through the use of immersive ,realistic digital Contents learning can be very effective at any age. It is also a very useful technique to keep kids motivated and unlock their potential towards learning.
We use one or more our senses in order to collect information which are later processed by the 86 billion neurons present in the human brain. With 3-dimensional, Realistic Characters, self-explanatory teaching method a child will never have to perceive learning as something tedious or monotonous but rather entertaining and recreational ,creating an environment where an individual is exposed to limitless possibilities.
Digital learning also allows collaborative learning hence using individual skills and resources of anybody that is involved and keeps content up to date making information more relevant and useful making it more engaging than traditional learning methods and students have less dependency on educators. digital learning through the use of software applications and the internet can help a learner working on material that meets their particular learning need at that time, this factor alone makes digital learning valuable. No student should be “left behind” due to lack of understanding and no student should be slowed down. They should be able to progress at their own rate dependent on their progress. It also saves a lot of time and resources and proves to be a lot more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly since it does not demand unnecessary materialistic requirements.
Due to this wide set of benefit, digital education is getting increasingly popular in the field of modern education and is without a doubt going to be integral in the lives of our future generations.
Where we stand.
Pegasus smartest and panther studios work towards making educational technology a cut above and we have worked on multiple applications on various subjects to do so. We envision digital education, not as a luxury but an obligation and available on a global scale to people with all kinds of requirements regardless of their financial, social or geographical status in order to make the society more sustainable and the world a better place.