Virtual reality is a computer system time that allows real time interaction with 3D environment. Real time is a frame motions interact with time. At least 8 frames per second are require and to make it softly or smoothly, more frame are required.
Application in education is a computer system used to simplify the method of study during learning.
In this case, some advantages and disadvantages will be focus. A lot of advantages can be gain by using this virtual reality application.
Basically, technologies make us simplified. So one of the advantages is get information easily. Nowadays, information is an important medium. An example is a virtual surgery that used in medical education. The students will know clearly about information about the condition and the modeling of the human body when they took MRI scanner for the patient.
Secondly, is more safety and secure than took a real part of human body. It is mean, when the students to do some task or tried a simulation operation the will no harm any of human body. That is why using virtual reality is more safety and secure.
However, using this virtual reality also has some disadvantages to the user. One of them is the user will have limited space during learning. User only can see the environment of the virtual reality has been created by a computer system. Maybe, there will have some lack of the virtual environment that has been created by a system that cannot be seen by a user. It is hand-made, and not smoothly like a real live you can see it.
The other one is virtual reality will not give you a real sense during the running of the process. It is only can give you a haptic or vibrate sense that will make you feel sense of the virtual reality system. An example of medical education using virtual reality is virtual surgery. During this process running, you cannot feel a soft skin and the accurate temperature body of the patient. Sense of virtual reality only can feel the hard shape of the object and limited condition only.
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