playing educational games. A rising concept that some institutions are looking to use is augmented reality (AR), which blends our real-world environment with immersive, video game-like graphics through the use of everyday mobile devices. Given that today’s generation of students have grown up surrounded by digital technology, integrating AR within classrooms should be relatively easy and fun for them to adopt.

But how exactly can AR help students learn better? And how will it shape the future of
our classrooms? Let’s examine how AR is currently disrupting education today, and how it may continue to positively influence learning methods in the near future.

Improved learning experience and recollection

In a recent neuroscience experiment, media digital agency Mindshare found that AR experiences elicit significant emotional encoding spikes in users’ brains. As long-term memory is linked to strong emotional experiences, the experiment has found that AR can actually help students recall information better. The robust learning cycle provided by AR experiences also creates a high level of curiosity, which will ultimately imbibe a passion for learning and creative inspiration in students.

More student engagement

The success of any learning institution relies on a high rate of student engagement. With AR, today’s classrooms can incorporate content that makes learning more efficient, faster, and much more fun. For instance, interactive learning activities with AR are great for keeping students’ interest, as the technology provides something new and visually exciting. One AR development that really brought the technology to public attention was the release of Pokémon Go in 2016, which paved the way for other AR games such as the Harry Potter-themed Wizards Unite and soon, Minecraft Earth. This booming success is what introduced the

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