Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation that immerses the user, by stimulating their vision and hearing, to make them feel like they are experiencing the fabricated reality firsthand.

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that blends digital components into the real world, by layering computer-generated enhancements (like information boxes) over the real world in such a way that they enhance one another.

Mixed reality (MR), is the merging of real and virtual elements to produce new environments and visualisations where physical and digital objects co-exist and can interact in real time.

Research has shown that students involved in ‘learning by doing’ teaching methods, retain 70% more information than in a traditional lectures. By including VR, AR and MR into the learning experience, TAFE NSW is more capable of delivering an increase in opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning activities, and allow them to absorb the knowledge learned in class more effectively.