The benefits of virtual reality units in education are pretty clear; more student engagement, faster learning and better quality of education. According to research, VR could reduce classroom disruptions from children with behavioural difficulties.
For example, a VR history class could transport students to Ancient Egypt to see how they lived and learn about the early Egyptian civilisation in great detail.
But primary and secondary education is just part of the education sector that could benefit from virtual reality.There could be advantages for higher education institutions too, such as medical schools at universities which could benefit greatly. For example, students could get to grips with the intricacies of a surgery, go inside the human body to fully understand how things work and simulate any real life medical situation.
Away from medicine, university courses such as architecture and those requiring technical drawings would definitely benefit from VR. Architecture students could see in real time how their designs could work, or not work, what need changing and how it could look in the real world.
In the UK, 94 percent of teachers believe that virtual reality would improve classroom teaching, Lenovo research finds, with almost half of teachers estimating VR will be commonplace in schools in the next five years.