Here in Australia, and world over, the use of immersive technology in the education sector will continue to grow.

VR & AR eLearning solutions are flourishing. Now is the time to invest in mixed reality for education.

Viewport has a proven track record in creating virtual reality education modules, augmented reality interactive education, and eLearning solutions. Truly immersive learning, in the authentic sense, where the buzzword; immersive, carries weight.

The initial spend on an interactive and immersive solution may seem daunting, though it is a long term cost saver. Remember the Three Little Pigs? They taught us that investment in the right foundations pays off in the long run.

From interactive displays, to Virtual Reality eLearning experiences, to Augmented Reality in the classroom.

At Viewport, we exceed expectations and stick to budgets.

Education is expected to be the 4th biggest sector for VR investments.
97% of students would like to study a VR course. By 2025 XR technologies will be as ubiquitous as mobile devices.

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Engaging students with extended reality like VR and AR shifts the focus to learning by practice rather than theory.

Significantly raising students engagement rates in both schools & universities.

Students feel calm and empowered to learn and practice in the virtual world, free from the pressure and competition classrooms may conjure.

EdTech will grow to a 243 billion AUD industry by 2025.


VR/AR in Education: Key Benefits

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  1. Improve Quality of Education
  2. Outstanding and impossible visualisations
  3. Increases Interest, Engagement, & Enjoyment
  4. Inclusive classrooms
    • Distance learning
    • Language barriers
    • Covid Safe
    • Group/collaborative learning
    • Career exploration, try different vocations

Visceral reactions to what we are experiencing are fundamental to forming memories. VR in education makes it easy to engage students the whole time, making experiences memorable.


Improve Quality Of Education

In the past, teaching was done in classrooms, with assigned reading tasks and understanding tested using standardised exams.

However, the vast majority of us are kinesthetic learners, that is, learning by doing. Thankfully no matter what we’re learning immersive technologies and mixed reality eLearning experiences enable us to “do” in the classroom.

Viewport develops environments to live and learn in, anchoring any learning plan, lecture, or reading assignment. Students can engulf themselves in the world in which they are learning by experiencing, doing, and feeling.

Due to the insurmountable amount of information online, students may feel overwhelmed with the concepts they are expected to absorb. Immersive eLearning allows for customised lesson and examination structures. This makes for easy, fun learning, and at exponentially escalated rates of understanding.

Outstanding and Impossible Visualisations

Rather than a screen’s rectangular frame, VR has a full 360 panoramic experience to wrap your head around.
The possibilities are endless when referring to virtual reality in education. Imagine holograms of the human body for medical students, virtual archeological digs for geology students, virtual field trips to Kenya for all ages interested in the wild. Viewport can customise *virtually* anything for your educational needs with incredible imagery that will leave you wanting more.

Viewport creates outstanding visualisations that will have you mentally & physically absorbed.

VR can take students to places they might otherwise never get the chance to go, whether that’s the Mississippi Delta, Antarctica, or Pluto


Create Interest

As the saying goes; you don’t know, what you don’t know.
This follows to the mindset of a student, you don’t know what you are interested in until you experience it.

Virtual reality’s immersive nature allows a student to follow a day in the life of someone in their vocation of interest with amazing accessibility. There are no barriers to entry when it comes to VR for eLearning.

When a world of exploration is at your fingertips, you would be hard pressed to subdue curiosity.

The use of VR in education is one of the best ways to give students real experiences within a classroom environment

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Increase Engagement

Students of this generation are growing up with technology as a way of life. Virtual reality will only continue to proliferate, until it reaches an inevitable ubiquity in engaging students for this technological age.

Let’s be honest, it is just more fun playing amongst the lions in the Serengeti or swimming with blue whales in Iceland than watching a documentary about it. There’s no question here. Fun learning is engaging and effective learning.

Additionally, the feeling of being present strengthens the neural link joining virtual reality to reality. Allowing the student to participate in whatever it is they are trying to understand.

The feeling of pure elation in a virtual world trumps reading a passage from a journal or prerecorded lecture any day.

For example, listening to the news about how others live across the world, versus placing yourself in that part of the world. Which proves to be a better experience? Not only is engagement a huge benefit to using virtual learning, but so are the visceral connections formed.

Can we be more connected to how our friends in Brazil are living? VR widens understanding and alters perspectives, which captures the true essence of learning and education.

This technology helps develop social and emotional skills which are vital in day to day life

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Inclusive Education

All forms of learners are served using virtual reality, leaving no student left behind. Visual, auditory, or kinesthetic, immersive education empowers students to engage in their own way, creating uniquely beneficial experiences for all.

Not only different learning styles are catered to here, but language barriers are bridged, allowing students of all backgrounds to be represented in every learning plan. Additionally, creating global learning environments enabling students to communicate with ease, share ideas, and cultivate relationships.

Students with learning disabilities benefit greatly from virtual education. As previously mentioned each student is granted a unique learning adventure – where they can touch, feel, interact, and live in this virtual world, allowing them to perceive and make cognitive connections with each experience specific to their learning style.

Furthermore, this style of education is safe and sanitary. Learn anywhere, anytime, no matter what – creating a solution when schools are unable to operate in-person.