From Zoom classes in 2020 to Metaverse in the near future: How education is going digital

The outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 had a disastrous impact on schools and colleges. Forced to cancel physical classes amid all the uncertainty, they eventually resorted to online classes powered by Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Students, teachers and even parents have started to adjust 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 herald a new era of innovation. With Metaverse as the future, experiential virtual learning platforms play a critical role in enabling students to participate in highly interactive and engaging live classroom 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 ways for students, educators, and parents to meet and interact while staying safe. Virtual universe tools and blended learning models give students and teachers greater flexibility to accelerate curriculum, schedule meetings, and extend hands-on learning experiences even without visiting campus.

THE CHANGE 2020

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

These shockwaves have been felt across sectors, but new technologies and innovations in the virtual space have put things into perspective.

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

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EDUCATION IN THE METAVERSUM

With the Metaverse becoming a reality in the near future, it is imperative to adopt new digital infrastructure to embrace new learning opportunities.

The metaverse, 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 gain 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 socialize and connect with each other on a virtual platform.

Imagine a metaverse that can serve as a platform to deliver hands-on education and personalize instruction based on learning style and individual ability to grasp content.

With 5G and the availability of high network speed, the vision of personalized learning and virtual school tours can be accelerated and Internet access made more convenient.

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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Integrating technology into education makes it informative and engaging. Experimental learning techniques pave the way in the classroom to increase student motivation and engagement in learning and teaching.

Adding interactive elements to complement the learning material on a device in virtual environments can be beneficial for stimulating student interest in different areas and serving as a basis for classroom activities.

With these advanced technologies, students can learn holistically and think carefully about concepts.

AND THEN ?

In short, new technologies and virtualization have become a major leveler and enabler for the education industry.

Whether it’s turning the wheels or pushing boundaries, technology helps institutions build an inclusive, innovative, and futuristic ecosystem.

– Article by Piyush Gupta, President, Kestone

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