Development of virtual reality technology in the aspect of educational applications

- Małgorzata Żmigrodzka Ph.D.

In the recent years we have observed the development of devices and visualizations for monitoring the activity of a user (movement and position) in a virtual environment. Along with the growing utilization of personal computers for visualization and rapid development of computer image generation in real time, universities, following the latest trends used in science, are looking for solutions to reach students through  the senses of: sight, hearing and touch. We should take into consideration the diversity of students’ styles and strategies of learning, that’s why the use of virtual reality (VR) in education is a response to the characteristics of the current age. Student as a creative maker and not just a passive recipient deliberately looks for new techniques of acquiring information and thanks to them he or she can build many precious skills, among others, independence in planning or carrying out a task, or cooperating in a team. In this context it is necessary to inform students about research, which is an integral part and foundation for understanding the processes taking place in course of team work e.g.: in aviation.     The goal of the article is an attempt to assess the influence of virtual reality technology on education in the 21st century.

Małgorzata Żmigrodzka, Ph.D., Polish Air Force Academy, Poland – Ph.D. in social sciences in the field of political sciences. She gained professional experience in aviation in state and commercial companies providing services in air transport, including: LOT Polish Airlines, 36th Special Regiment of Aviation Transport (currently 1st Airlift Base), AIRPOLONIA, Nowy Przewoźnik – Centralwings (PLL LOT group). In 2011-2012 she associated her passions and aviation experience with facing new challenges in European Funds, implementing tasks in the area of ​​development of air infrastructure promotion. Raising her professional competences, she took an active part in conferences on aviation science. She is currently employed at the Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin. The author’s research interests include safety issues in air transport and the application of new technologies at the airport.

DOI: 10.14611/minib.26.12.2017.15
Contact: m.zmigrodzka(at)

MINIB, 2017, Vol. 26, Issue 4

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