Source: The Current

Pakistan has just launched its first-ever virtual reality (VR) classes at the Information Technology University in Lahore. With this groundbreaking initiative, the university aims to revolutionize online education by bringing the immersive experience of a physical classroom into the digital realm.

Bridging the Gap

Now, students taking online courses can engage in their studies with the same level of participation as they would in a traditional classroom. Thanks to VR technology, regardless of where they are located, students and teachers can simply put on a VR headset and find themselves in the virtual classroom.

In this virtual space, students can ask questions, participate in discussions, and even have their movements mirrored in real-time. Many students have found that this immersive experience makes it easier to understand their coursework.

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Source: UNA

Advantages Highlighted by the Head of Department

Ibrahim Ghaznavi, Head of the Department of Computer Sciences, highlights the benefits of this innovative approach. Not only does it save energy, but it also improves students’ academic performance by increasing engagement and comprehension.

The launch of virtual reality classes addresses the challenges posed by the shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. By collaborating with the University of Denmark on this pilot project, the Information Technology University is embracing cutting-edge educational technologies.

Vision for the Future

Experts in the IT sector believe that integrating modern technologies into education has the potential to transform the sector. With the right support and use of technology, Pakistan can become a leader in educational innovation globally.

As Pakistan pioneers the integration of virtual reality into its educational framework, it demonstrates its commitment to academic excellence. VR classes transcend the boundaries of traditional education, offering students across the country immersive and inclusive learning experiences.

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