What if Education Becomes Virtual Reality?

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School is tedious for some children. Reading and writing can be a drag for them and homework sucks. When I was in school, it was boring, and there was hardly any excitement. I also recall that sometimes, it was hard to picture certain things in class like when the teacher would explain how a galaxy or an atom looked like I used to get upset because it was hard to visualize it in my brain. However, it would be with every teacher. The teachers would show examples, but it was all drawings or pictures that were 2-dimensional. I know schools have changed and everything is digital in a classroom. They have tablets, smartboards, and projectors. But, what if education can be a little fun for students. I saw the movie Ready Player One an idea popped in my head.

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What if in the future, students go to school to an empty class with headsets and a treadmill so they can walk around like in the movie. They can go into the computer world of education and can learn in there. The system would be called The Education System (TES). This would change the way school is operated. The teacher would also be inside TES can educate the students by having real-life models. For example, a science teacher can take students to space and show them galaxies or atoms. Then the students will be able to hold and touch particles in TES. They can also see how metals look like or how velocity is measured using jets and cars. In math, they can see how spheres are measured 3-dimensional using pie. For engineering, they can build their own skyscrapers or make car models. And all this learning will be hands-on, and I feel students learn better when they see and feel it. Many students would look forward to going to school. There would be so many successful scientists, architects, and engineers that can benefit the world. The sky is the limit, and I feel this is an idea waiting to happen in the future.

© Daniel Sanchez 2019

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