We live in a world that is filled with entertainment, the entertainment coming in many different forms. This means that there is no way to avoid it, but then, should we? They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and that is the reason why I believe that entertainment is necessary. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the reasons why entertainment is necessary for today’s education.
Fun-Filled Activities Motivate Students to Learn Better
Motivation will make people look forward to learning new things every new day. Without motivation, they are bound to find themselves distracted by other things. Introducing fun in learning brings back the spirit and spurs their motivation.
Helps Develop Healthy Competition Amongst Students
Entertainment and education work together, bringing about social interactions that lead to healthy competitions. When educative games are introduced, they create healthy competition amongst peers. This brings about better concentration, and the students know how to accept both victory and defeat gracefully. Interpersonal ties are also fostered when both games and classroom sessions go hand in hand.
Keeps the Excitement Alive
There are students that find certain subjects interesting, while others don’t like them, or are simply disinterested. Adding a sense of excitement to the lessons will actually make all the students more interested in the subjects, making the lessons livelier.
Small Rewards Encourage Students
Rewarding students is a great way of encouraging them, since they crave recognition for their achievements. It validates their strengths and abilities.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
In this section of the article, we are going to look at another form of entertainment, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR), by Real New World. This is a website that talks about all three technologies, giving you all you need to know. The website was founded by a tech geek that is also an avid gamer and reader, obsessed with the direction in which technology is headed.
The website highlights on the pros and cons of the technology, and how they affect people. The website also talks about the following:
- AR Headsets
- AR Software
- VR Games
- VR Hardware
- VR Headsets
- VR and Health
Those are topics related to AR and VR. Below are the headings of some of the posts on the website. You’ll notice that they are all tech related, informative, and/ or reviews.
- A guide to Mobile VR Controllers
- Let’s Get Physical: VR Exercise
- The Amazing Hololens: Microsoft Shows us the Future
- Tracking Your Muscles for VR Motions
- What is Apple’s ARKit and Why it is Important
- Magic Leap or Magic Trick? Whats Up with The Magic Leap?
There are many more informative posts on the website regarding VR, AR, and MR. This is the number one stop for newbies and those in the know, since it is meant to introduce them to the concepts of the technologies. It also shows how the stuff works on a technological level.
Entertainment is here to stay and so we should try and use it in positive ways like the ones mentioned above. One of the ways that people can entertain each other is through the use of VR, AR, and MR.