EON Reality’s AVR Platform provides Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) solutions for a wide range of customers. From major corporations to individual consumers, the AVR Platform’s three products each carry a variety of uses in different situations.
With the recent updates to Creator AVR, educators of all levels and types now have an easy method to bring cutting-edge AVR technology into their own classrooms. The teacher-friendly design allows even the least technical of users to create immersive AVR lessons for their students while also providing a variety of tools and useful features along the way.
Two of EON Reality Education’s top experts — with roughly four decades of combined experience working in academia — helped identify seven of the most important aspects of Creator AVR specifically for educators.
1. The AVR Library
Although not exclusive to Creator AVR, the first useful tool for educators around the world will absolutely be access to the AVR Library. Through this library, instructors have access to thousands of premade pieces of content and lessons ready for use. Even for those with no interest in using Creator AVR to design their own lessons, the AVR Library provides enough content to last a lifetime in a huge amount of different subjects.
As educators, it’s imperative that we have a base from which to start crafting our lessons. The Creator AVR library helps us envision how we can create engaging and immersive lessons via the available pre-made lessons while the immersive learning assets allow us to easily create these lessons for a wide array of curricula.
2. Easy Lesson Creation
For educators who are interested in using Creator AVR to develop customized AVR lessons, it requires no coding, programming, or technical skills and can be done via computer or mobile app. Without going into too much detail, the process is as simple as selecting a model, adding any labels, narration, or other information to display, and then determining whether or not to include any assessments. As long as they can use a smartphone or a laptop, teachers can create an AVR lesson in a matter of minutes.
The template-based approach in Creator AVR helps a busy educator like myself to add immersive learning in the classroom quickly and efficiently. The ability to also create lessons on mobile devices is an added advantage as it allows me to create anytime, anywhere.
3. Complex Procedures Made Simple
One of the primary benefits of using Creator AVR is the ability to teach even the longest and most complex of tasks in a step-by-step manner that’s easy to understand for all students. By recording the actual motions and interactions the instructor does in the app, they can provide a detailed and repeatable course of action for their pupils to follow. As mentioned above, these recorded actions can then be supplemented with voiceover narration, datapoints, labels, and even quizzes to make sure the students are comprehending the lesson.
Creator AVR is an excellent tool to facilitate learning and engagement at the student’s pace and at the point the information is most needed. The integration of AVR content will help students develop the foundational skills and competencies required to comprehend advanced concepts more rapidly. The breadth of these interactive learning experiences will enable and enhance the adaptive expertise required in the ongoing technologically advancing workplace of the future.
4. Exploratory Learning
Students using Creator AVR will be able to go through each lesson at their own pace rather than having to keep up with the rest of the class. Allowing the students to explore each lesson and object on their own has been shown to lead to a greater understanding of the subject matter for both fine details as well as broader concepts. After investigating with or without the step-by-step guidance of the instructor, the students can then be tasked with replicating steps or even the entire lesson to assess their comprehension and check for any gaps in knowledge.
Enabling students to collaborate in small groups to develop their own learning content will reinforce the key knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success more rapidly. Peer-to-peer learning is a powerful approach to facilitating the learning experience while also integrating the needed soft skills relative to each topic covered.
5. Tracking and Assessment
Beyond simply assessing each individual student within the lessons, Creator AVR also offers a unique tool to educators for managing and reviewing the assessments of the group as a whole. From the AVR Web Portal, instructors can see detailed reports and specifics on their classes’ test results—broken down by both individual students as well as each time a student attempted the assessment, which is crucial for seeing their improvement over time.
The tracking of the learning experience gained from the Creator AVR analytics can enable educators to make inferences about where learning is occurring and at what rate, which will be an invaluable tool in the competency-based classroom experience.
6. Multi-User Sessions
In addition to being able to follow along with the instructor’s step-by-step actions and narration, students can also share their learning experience in Creator AVR with their classmates. Inviting others to join a lesson is as easy as sending an email and allows students to communicate and work together while exploring or following a lesson. Group projects can now be done in the classroom, at home, or anywhere in the world as long as there’s an internet connection.
The social aspects of learning are important in both face-to-face and digital learning spheres. Being able to collaborate within the app on the AVR lessons makes it more engaging and allows for peer learning to add value for my students.
7. An Introduction to Classroom 3.0
As many academic institutions move toward the more immersive Classroom 3.0 model—in which traditional pedagogy is replaced by interactive and collaborative learning modules—Creator AVR serves as the perfect bridge between the old and the new. Using the tools provided in Creator AVR, an educator can enhance their classroom and curriculum into a fully AVR-compatible experience without losing their existing lessons, notes, and assessments.
Immersive AVR learning in the classrooms levels up engagement for my students and helps teachers like me to enhance the flipped classroom and blended learning approaches with better outcomes.
The power of multiple visual applications using augmented or virtual reality overlaid with interactive virtual instructions is an extraordinary learning experience that has not been offered in the past. This capacity to provide instruction and learning experiences in this manner will change the way students will learn and apply the knowledge gained.
In a time when many students have never known a life without the internet and smartphones, Creator AVR provides educators and academic institutions with the technology to upgrade their classrooms and lessons to engage with today’s students. From easily utilizing and creating lessons to tracking assessments and sharing sessions with peers, teachers and education experts agree that Creator AVR is the digital toolbox instructors need to modernize their pedagogy.