The onset of the pandemic in 2020 had a catastrophic effect on schools and colleges. They were forced to cancel physical classes in the midst of all the uncertainty, and eventually resorted to Zoom and Microsoft Teams-based online classes. Students, teachers and even parents are starting to get used to the new way of learning. Classes on smartphones or laptops have slowly become the new way of learning.
Cut to 2022 – online courses are now part of the new normal, and now new promises usher in a new era of innovation. With Metaverse as the future, experience-based virtual learning platforms play a crucial role in enabling students to participate in highly interactive and engaging live class sessions during the ongoing pandemic.
Thanks to technology, we are seeing significant changes in the way people meet and interact in the virtual world.
It also opens up new opportunities for students, educators and parents to meet and interact while remaining safe. Virtual universe tools and blended learning models give students and teachers greater flexibility to set the pace of the curriculum as well as arrange meeting-and-greetings and enhance hands-on learning experiences, even without visiting campuses.
CHANGE in 2020
By 2020, the pandemic has forced schools and students to continue learning online. As students of educational institutions, we have all been hit by the pandemic in one way or another. But the extent of this impact has varied greatly.
These shock waves could be felt across all sectors, but new technologies and innovation in virtual space have put things in perspective.
The education industry has especially benefited from experience-based platforms that not only personalize the experience, but also open up new opportunities for them.
EDUCATION IN METAVERS
As the meta-verse becomes a reality in the near future, it is important to introduce a new digital infrastructure to take advantage of new learning opportunities.
The meta-verse, like the Internet or even the smartphone, is revolutionizing the way we access information and interact with others.
In a world where artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual realities enable students from all parts of the world to acquire advanced skills, knowledge and understanding while reducing their dependence on physical infrastructure.
This paves the way for a dynamic and exciting future where people can meet socially on a virtual platform and exchange ideas with each other.
Think of a metaverse that can serve as a platform to deliver hands-on instruction and customize instruction based on learning style and individual ability to understand content.
With 5G and the availability of high network speed, the vision of personal learning and virtual school trips can be accelerated, making Internet access more convenient.
Integrating technology into education makes it informative and engaging. Experiential learning techniques pave the way in the classroom to increase student motivation and engagement in learning and teaching sessions.
Adding interactive elements to complement study material on a unit in virtual environments can be beneficial in stimulating students’ interest in different areas and serving as a basis for classroom activities.
With these advanced technologies, students can learn holistically and think thoroughly about concepts.
AND AFTER ?
In a nutshell, new technologies and virtualization have become a major leveling off and enable the education industry.
Whether it is helping to turn the wheels or breaking down barriers, technology is helping institutions build an inclusive, innovative and futuristic ecosystem.
– Article by Piyush Gupta, President, Kestone