The learning experience at schools and colleges has undergone a paradigm shift thanks to technological innovations like digital classrooms, virtual distance learning, and much more. With chalkboards getting replaced by interactive whiteboards at schools and traditional classrooms being replaced by virtual technology — we know that digitalization is redefining education and training. Not just the way educators teach, but the learning experience for students is greatly enhanced by digital technology. Advanced technology like AI Holograms can bring remote instructors who are subject experts right into the digital classroom for a captivating learning experience.
According to Markets and Markets report on the digital transformation market, the estimated growth of this market is $665 billion by the year 2023. Particularly the education sector is poised to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023. The increasing use of digital technologies in this sector help in streamlining and centralizing digital learning and communication channels.
The Global Education Sector at a Glance
There are many significant challenges faced by the education industry at a global level. A dynamic job market is one of the toughest challenges faced by this sector. With machines taking the place of humans, educators need to focus on developing soft skills that make them irreplaceable.
Another challenge is the lag in embracing education tech. As with any industry, automated machines and AI technology is slowly replacing conventional learning methods. The education sector has to embrace the latest technology in order to create an interactive learning experience. Education technology is slowly replacing conventional learning methods with more captivating and interactive learning through 3D virtual and augmented reality. The below quote by William Pollard emphasizes the need to embrace technological innovations for education.
“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” — William Pollard.
The popularity of online education is a strong indicator of the direction in which the education sector is headed. A major reason for the popularity of online education is that it caters to different learning needs. Howard Gardener’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that apart from the cognitive differences in students, the learning needs also vary. Some students are better off learning in a group, while others fare better through self-study. Online education enables students to choose the way they want to study and time their learning according to their schedule.
Changing the Education and Learning Landscape with AI Technology
The advent of virtual and augmented reality and holographic telepresence has given a whole new perspective to education and training. These technologies provide an immersive learning experience by bringing to life theoretical concepts. According to Straits Research, artificial intelligence in the education market was valued at USD 390.23 million in 2017 and the expected growth rate is 36.4% over the forecast period of 2019–2026. Virtual and augmented reality can be extremely useful in medical and engineering sciences by creating life-like images of human anatomy or engineering structures that enable better understanding and retention. Holographic telepresence is another interesting option that educators can use to provide specialized AI-based training by remote instructors. Although in the nascent stages, Holographic technology has promising applications in education and training. This video gives a glimpse of how Holographic Telepresence works.
There is a pressing need for bringing in innovative technologies that make learning an enjoyable experience, as opposed to conventional education confined to the walls of the classroom. To keep up with the dynamic learning needs of students, educators need to embrace Edu-tech like virtual classrooms, AR learning apps, and AI-Holograms. The rapid growth of the e-learning market is testimony to the need for technology-based learning methods that are aligned to the dynamic learning needs of students. According to the E-learning market report by Global Market Insights, the growth projections are estimated at a CAGR of 7% from 2019 to 2025.
AI-Hologram for Engaging and Interactive Learning
Although AI-based holograms in education and training are still an emerging trend, there are many potential advantages in adopting this technology. Here are some of the potential applications of AI-Holograms in education and training:
- Specialized Training from Remote Instructors: Holograms can have experts illustrating or explaining critical topics live, in-person, in 3D. A surgeon can demonstrate a surgical procedure to medical students live, in person, without actually being there. Automotive engineers can demonstrate engine features, or fluid dynamics experiments that can be conducted in 3D using AI-hologram technology. AI-Holograms present possibilities of interactive and immersive learning.
- Connect geographically scattered classrooms: Expert hologram-based learning sans location constraints is another advantage of AI-Holograms. A classroom of Spanish speaking students can interact with a classroom of English speaking students by engaging in real-conversations and 3D show-and-tell learning. Holographic telepresence can add a whole new dimension to education and training by pushing geographic boundaries.
- Lectures across multiple classrooms: An expert, in-demand lecturer can deliver lectures simultaneously across classrooms located at different locations with hologram technology.
- Learning by being “in there”: A truly captivating holographic learning experience can transport the students to a remote location (virtually though!).
- Interactive and Immersive Instructional content: The instructional content for holographic can be developed as per our imagination. Educators can use their creative skills to bring the content to life.
- Revisiting history: Simulations that can recreate important historical events is another way holograms can enhance the learning experience.
Microsoft’s HoloLens is a big step towards AI-Holographic learning. HoloLens is essentially a holographic computer built into a wearable headset. The headset lets you see, hear, and interact with holograms within the environment. Spatial sound technology coupled with the use of high-definition lenses helps create an immersive and interactive holographic experience.
Holographic Projection Enhances Education and Training
Holographic projection technologies can revolutionize education by bringing mixed reality into the mainstream through realistic, interactive holograms. Holographic technology offers a truly visual and interactive learning experience to students across the world. The best learning experience is the one that enables easy understanding and better retention. Visual interactive learning through holographic projection enables students to visualize and experience the learning content.
Future of AI-Hologram Technology
As holograms become more affordable and commonplace, they can replace conventional learning with captivating and interactive learning methods. The main challenge in bringing holographic technology to mainstream education is in the design aspect. Designers will have to come up with innovative ways in which this technology can be used in practical education.
Education is changing; more classes are being taken online. Online classrooms present better opportunities for rural students to access learning without physical access to institutions. Holographic technology could be a big value addition to remote, hands-on learning by simulating learning environments for better understanding and retention of concepts. Holographic projection technologies will be preferred by educators and students alike for a captivating learning experience. Holograms in education enable the sharing of specialized instructions and maximizing the availability of corporate training and certification.
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