The Use Of Virtual Reality In Teaching Students

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The article discusses the issues related to the digitalization of higher education, the importance of which has rapidly increased due to the Covid-19 infection spread. The Russian Federation is developing and implementing promising high-tech end-to-end digital technologies in all spheres of the economy, including education supplying the labour market with employees who flexibly and quickly orient in the digital space. The possibilities of using digital technologies in education are presented based on the virtual reality technology when the teacher is replaced by interactive content, and students interact not with a living personality but with a virtual model. The possibilities of virtual reality are used as various kinds of simulators. Teachers also use them to demonstrate processes, phenomena, and objects that are impossible or extremely difficult to show in reality, for example, Google Earth VR and 3D Organ on VR Anatomy projects, 3D-Simodont Dental Trainer. The paper describes the advantages of using virtual reality technologies in teaching students and highlights the difficulties. They are connected with the high cost of equipment and software, together with the user's possible physical discomfort. The author notes that immersive virtual reality cannot replace the humanistic components of the education process, including personal contact between the teacher and the student.

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03 June 2022

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978-1-80296-125-6

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European Publisher

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126

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Smirnova, A. S. (2022). The Use Of Virtual Reality In Teaching Students. In & N. G. Bogachenko (Ed.), AmurCon 2021: International Scientific Conference, vol 126. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 897-904). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.06.99