From zoom lessons in 2020 to Metaverse in the near future: how education is going digital

The onset of the pandemic in 2020 had a catastrophic effect on schools and colleges. They were forced to cancel physical classes amid uncertainty, eventually resorting to online classes based on Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Students, teachers and even parents have started to get used to the new way of learning. Lessons 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 herald a new era of innovation. With Metaverse as the future, experiential virtual learning platforms play a vital role in enabling students to participate in highly interactive and engaging live teaching 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, teachers, and parents to meet and interact while staying safe. Virtual universe tools and blended learning models provide students and educators with greater flexibility to follow the curriculum, organize meet-and-greets, and enhance hands-on learning experiences, even without visiting campuses.

THE CHANGE OF 2020

In 2020, the pandemic has forced schools and students to continue learning online. Like students in educational institutions, we have all been affected in one way or another by the pandemic. But the magnitude of this impact varies widely.

These shockwaves were felt across all sectors, but emerging technologies and innovation in virtual space have put things in perspective.

The education sector has especially benefited from experiential platforms that not only personalize the experience, but also open up new possibilities for them.

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EDUCATION IN METAVERSE

With the metaverse becoming a reality in the near future, it is essential to adopt a new digital infrastructure to take advantage of new learning opportunities.

The metaverse, such as 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 reality enable students from all parts of the world to acquire advanced skills, knowledge and understanding, while reducing their reliance on physical infrastructure.

This paves the way for a dynamic and exciting future where people can come together 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 education and personalize instruction based on learning style and individual ability to understand content.

With 5G and the availability of high network speed, the vision of personalized learning and virtual school trips can be accelerated, making internet access easier.

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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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 on-device learning materials in virtual environments can be helpful to stimulate student interest in different subject areas and serve as a foundation for classroom activities.

These advanced technologies allow students to learn holistically and think carefully about concepts.

AND AFTER THAT ?

In a nutshell, emerging technologies and virtualization have become a great leveler and enabler for the education sector.

Whether it’s helping the wheels turn or breaking down boundaries, technology helps institutions build an inclusive, innovative and futuristic ecosystem.

– Article by Piyush Gupta, Chairman, Kestone

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