How Mixed Reality is Changing the Face of Education 

by Boaz Feldman

A Notch Higher- Learning by Playing. How Mixed Reality is Changing the Face of Education 

There's currently a disconnect between Gen Z's technology at home and the current educational system. Today, kids have access to smartphones that are a million times more powerful than the Apollo 11 guidance computers (the technology that first took man to the moon.)
But at school, they are still being taught archaic teaching methods and curriculum.
Few would argue that today's traditional education curriculum will be able to compete with our current digital reality. Therefore, the earlier our education system embraces modern teaching methods, the better equipped children will be to solve today's complex problems.

A good place to start is integrating Mixed Reality into teaching methods and using it as a tool for teaching. Here are ways, Mixed Reality is going to transform the education system. 

Immersive Classrooms 

Imagine a classroom where kids don't have to be forced to learn through the conventional method of sitting, having to listen to the teacher ramble about "Oligosaccharide" or "allochthon."
Instead, they are introduced to Holostudy - a mixed reality learning tool that simplifies complicated subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Medicine and Physics.
Holostudy brings these subjects to life by taking learners on an incredible journey with virtual professors, diving deep into the complexity of science and helping them to grasp the limits of the impossible.
A Highland Park Middle School teacher reported that integrating technology into teaching methods has recorded tremendous results. Students who have had the opportunity to learn using VR come to school earlier and are more enthusiastic to complete their tasks.

Hands-on Experience Without Risk

We all love stories. Kids are no different.
Rather than tell stories, how about taking it a notch higher by experiencing the stories? Some things are better experienced than told.
How about assisting the History teachers by taking kids back to the ancient city of Rome, Athens, and other renowned cities of old civilization. With Unimersiv, pupils can be transported back to the theatre in Ancient Rome, ending with Human Anatomy.
Apps like Unimersiv allow children to have first-hand experience (like watching a surgeon dissect a human body) without the risk of getting hurt, damaging something, or getting themselves in trouble. This is all thanks to the power and potential of Mixed Reality. 

Creative Learning Experiences

Mixed reality has been proven to inspire creative learning, lacking in the education system for many years.
Only 2 out of every 10 kids wish to go back to school the next day. Meanwhile, mixed reality increases learners' attention level by 100% and improves test scores by 30%. It allows pupils to learn faster, remember longer and make better decisions. There are several virtual and augmented reality apps and software today that breathe more life into learning today.
Apps such as Zspace are transforming education in ways we have never experienced before. They make learning experiential, improve student achievement and engagement.

Game-based Learning

Conventional education can become a bland experience. Little wonder students consistently complain about lectures, labs, and other parts of education.
To date, one in three students struggles with reading a traditional text.
What would be the attitude of students if learning was game-based?

With Mixed Reality, game-based learning apps and sites like Arcademics, Braineos, DimensionU, Educandy, potentially tedious study time can be transformed into an adventurous knowledge quest. Also, students will learn, but they will learn in ways they will never forget for the rest of their lives.
Educators must be more flexible today to ensure that the most effective teaching styles and methods are used. This will help students to be better prepared for the outside world.