Educators across the globe are constantly looking for ways to improve learning time, better connect with students, and to improve the learning experience. Technological advances, like the introduction of 5G in education, has made it even easier for teachers to connect with students.
What’s considered “cutting-edge” right now will be mainstream technology by the time students enter the workforce. The way students learn is constantly changing and it’s important to use technology to improve the learning experience. COVID-19 and the sudden requirements of digital education have shown a light on the needs and potentials that 5G can bring.
Lessons with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
AR and VR technology are bandwidth-heavy and most networks can’t handle the strain. 5G technology eliminates that problem and makes connectivity happen in an instant. Using this next-generation connectivity, students will have a seamless learning experience. With VR, teachers will be able to take their students to other planets, the bottom of the ocean, or to view the interworkings of mitochondria. AR takes things to a new level by adding the ability to zoom, pinch, or even touch their surroundings.
This type of learning encourages students to collaborate, problem solve and communicate with each other in entirely new ways. A Harvard study claimed that students “learned more when taking part in classrooms that employed so-called active-learning strategies.” AR and VR with the help of 5G will change the classroom forever.
Smart Classrooms and IoT
Setting up devices and getting student feedback is a challenge even when connectivity is at its best. With 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), teachers will log in the very moment they digitally enter the classroom. Many small administrative tasks will become automated and students will be able to send and receive feedback from their teachers digitally. A strong connection from 5G means a better signal without dropped connections or broken audio.
Flexible, Fun Learning with 5G Education
It is well known that every student learns differently and at different paces. 5G gives students the opportunity to download apps and games that make studying more engaging and fun. If a student comes across a topic they have trouble with, there are numerous apps that focus on that particular subject.
Fifth-generation technology will also allow students the ability to keep learning, even while outside of the classroom. All of their devices will have the same responsiveness as they experience while at school. 5G empowers students from all walks of life to have access to the same information and exercises as their peers.
As COVID-19 moved kids to learn from home, the potentials for 5G technology and education could not be more clear. Next-generation technology will change the education space forever and give students a completely immersive experience. It will prepare them for a more connected, faster future.