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The Future of Virtual Classroom and Augmented Reality

How technology affects our study process is an important subject to be looked upon in the present times.
John Jefferson Sep 11, 2019
Revolution of mobile technology and invention of Internet are already affecting our habits. Moreover, although the schools and institutions are still the cornerstones of learning process, the classical model is slowly becoming outdated.
Today, anyone with online access is able to independently collect information from open sources, and obtain sufficient qualifications on issues without unnecessary bureaucratic delays. Mass open online courses like Coursera, presented by the world's largest universities, made basic education and basic science easily available.
Self-education is becoming a new paradigm of modern life. Popularity of MOOC, webinars and Wikipedia show an important trend, which grows each year. Education is no longer the prerogative of young - it is related to everyone. It has become all-age, and the term “eternal student” no longer seems offensive.
Possibilities for self-education and technology of remote learning cardinally change the structure of consumption and transfer of knowledge. They require new types of teachers who can work remotely and use entire palette of multimedia content.
Today lack of this kind of professionals is particularly acute in popular online courses, when the technology of broadcasting material is new, and the content and presentation style is borrowed from 20th century. The teacher of the future knows how to do both the right things.
The number of network universities is not limited to one dozen, and the quantity and quality of the material taught is growing in progression. In the coming decades, this trend will only increase. In connection with the increased volume of offers in the market of distant education, the profession of a curator will become relevant.
Today the curator is one of the key figures in the world of contemporary art. Such an examination will soon be needed in the field of education - a filter specialist who “floats” in the world of educational services. He will be able to create a personalized program of professional growth for a specific task or even work as a personal tutor-consultant.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality delves into our lives more deeply everyday. Already, more than 100 educational applications are available in the Oculus store, and this is considering that the helmet has not yet entered the mass market.
When it fully enters the market, it will be a great help for students in assignment writing, essay writing, dissertation writing etc, just because the information can be easily accessed and stored.
Such systems will require new specialists - methodologists of new educational materials, teachers, directors, who will understand basics of exposure, editing, and building a virtual world. Online universities will also need their own laboratory technicians, methodologists, and deans who possess information technology and the basics of programming.

Immersive Technology

Increasing complexity of IT systems and vulnerability of network technologies will need learning the basics of information security in schools. Another serious candidate for inclusion in the school curriculum is personal training, where students will learn psychological practices useful for adulthood and other activities.
Competence and experience of teachers "on the front lines" will help the education system keep up with other industries. Most likely, pedagogy itself evolves as a discipline. Big data, powerful algorithms, new socio-psychological research and future discoveries in the field of neuroscience will be able to turn teaching into evidence-based science.