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Pages: 2013-2022
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1454

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IN EDUCATION. ARE WE READY FOR A DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION IN EDUCATION?

C. Ochoa

ONE Digital Consulting (SPAIN)
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. “Albert Einstein”

The future framework for smart digital education, leave permanently redefined from the continue impact of new technologies, communications and infrastructures development, experiences and case studies and last but not least international experts from a more global perspective.

Is not only a question around nice words…We are talking about the “Future of the Society”, Imagination, Innovation, Inspiration, Interaction, Interconnection and Improvement. A new paradigm pushing from the pillars of education "that needs to be agreed and adapted to the reality of each environment, preventing breaks and digital divides in access to knowledge and technologies that impoverish citizens and therefore to society. Let’s think about "Imagination".

Disruptive Innovation is making headway in this complex interconnected world, where the contribution and converge of creativity, imagination, knowledge, technologies, procedures and methodologies, is revolutionizing the world of smart education though a more global and qualified professionals scenario. It is not a question about technology, is all about a new way of learning: We need to reimage the Education from a new perspective in a new context.

Let’s imagining for a while “Year 2025”…close your eyes and think about it. You are limited by your education, knowledge and social issues. But try once again with an open mind, and try to reimaging the world in 2025. Think about the new society needs and demands, the new citizen’s skills, the Environmental challenges, the new Smart Ecosystems, the Internet of Things implications, the eHealth and Well-Being ecosystem…And now, try to look for the better responds to your imagination. Do you really think we are on the right track?
If we wish to prepare a generation of citizens as entrepreneurs and leaders for the 21th. century who can face real-world problems, we must give them real-world problems to solve.

But still, some studies and early experiences have shown that VR is indeed a potentially transformative educational platform. Meanwhile, educators will have to learn how to best incorporate VR into their curriculum, while administrators must create the flexibility for their teachers to learn and experiment. This is the greatest challenge.

I have been involved in this technology for many years. In the beginning it was focus on professional environment. Very expensive and complex technology for standard and common use. Now, where schools, universities and private training providers are using AR & VR in a simple smartphone environment, it has had an amazing impact on students’ learning experience. Examples of practice in industry and further and higher education tend still very much to be centered on engineering and health care. But I don’t think it will be long before we see more VR being used across other industries and in a larger proportion of educational establishments.

VR and AR offers new possibilities in the educational and professional training environment, allowing a greater involvement of students in their own learning context and a continue evolution of digital content and tools.
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C. Ochoa (2016) VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IN EDUCATION. ARE WE READY FOR A DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION IN EDUCATION?, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 2013-2022.
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