5G will pave the way for smarter (and distant) classrooms based on mixed reality learning platforms.
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The fifth generation of wireless technology (5G) is about to become the global standard. What does that mean? A sea of technological possibilities. According to a study by Polytechnic Mersing, 5G will lead from a further expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) to a revolution in education, updating learning systems and improving the future of online teaching.
2020 was the year of video tutorials. YouTube alone generates more than 1 billion visits per day in learning and educational videos. Part of the fundamental benefits of expanding 5G is the perfect connectivity for downloading and watching videos. Plus, teachers can avoid downtime in the event of delays and not focus on instructions and materials with added value for reference. Internet problems are no longer an excuse to study.
Smart classrooms: more interaction with high technology
In the experience of Capabilia, a company that develops learning platforms, they have seen teachers and students try to adapt to a distance learning that will stay here. However, this is the start of a new era in education as 5G will go further and provide the bandwidth capacity needed to deliver high tech content from anywhere, anytime. This interactive and virtual scenario will forever change the way we learn so far.
With this in mind, 5G will pave the way for smarter (and remote) classrooms based on mixed reality learning platforms. For example, Capabilia is in constant search and application of effective learning experiences in digital environments, which has helped them understand that students respond much better to active and immersive learning processes and improve both their experiences and their learning rates. Retention.
Integration of the Internet of Things and robotics
On the other hand, the fifth generation of wireless technology will encourage the increased use of IoT technology, which in the future could lead to the gradual inclusion of robotics in the classroom as teaching material. Finland, for example, is experimenting with this idea through Elias, a robot that provides support in math classes and language learning. Elias allows young students to have natural conversations while adding a dimension of fun through dance and games.
In this way, 5G could serve as a bridge between augmented reality and real classrooms for all age groups. Lifelong learning could reach new levels of productivity with holographic teachers and concepts that emerge from textbooks and videos and become an immediate reality. The possibilities of this technological revolution that is changing the way we teach and learn are endless.