Augmented Reality (AR) uses a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are improved by computer-generated information. On the other hand, Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be close to or completely different from a real world setup. VR requires a headset device, but AR can be accessed with simply using a smartphone.
AR and VR are increasingly used in gaming platforms, and in hi-tech shopping experience apps. In the world of online education, VR can be used to teach students about the world around them as VR has a unique ability to inspire and engage students on a different level.