An Overview of the Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 MSc in Geographic Information System, Department of Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Surveying Engineering, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Surveying Engineering, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Convergence Engineering for Intelligent Drone, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747, Korea



Objective: Nowadays, artificial intelligence (AI) has become part of everyone's life. It has almost impacted all aspects of human life, including education and has become an important global topic. Virtual reality (VR) is one of the most beneficial tools for implementing AI in education. By combining these two technologies, programs and games can be produced to facilitate the process of students' learning and understanding of scientific concepts. AI and VR can create the most accurate scenarios and simulations to provide an influential education and eliminate the boundaries of time and place in front of learning. The applications of AI in education and its tasks are different according to the target which can be student, instructor or institution. The present review aims to analyze the integration of AI and VR in education and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the integration. Furthermore, the challenges of the integration, the importance of cognitive beliefs and how to create a passion for learning through using these technologies are discussed.
Results: Therefore, the paper provides an overview of the AI and VR roles in education.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the application of AI and VR in education is continuously expanding and by employing new concepts, new methods and new approaches, education will have significantly improved.


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