5G is on its way and is poised to have an impact on higher education and classroom technologies.
FREMONT, CA: Educators are always looking for ways to improve the teaching-learning process. The next generation of students demands the next generation of classrooms. Technology enables educators to make better connections and explore complicated subjects. But, buffering contents and choppy applications negatively impact learning. This is where 5G comes in. With data speeds faster than 4G, 5G is expected to revamp learning. Here is what educators and learners can expect.
• Immersive Experience
Mixed reality content requires high bandwidth and low latency to perform optimally. Currently, 4G is struggling to maintain the necessary traffic to immersive experiences. But with 5G, learning experiences will be seamless. Learners may tour the human body or visit other planets with the help of virtual reality tour. With augmented reality powered by 5G, learners can explore concepts through touch.
• Efficiency with IoT
Setting up learning devices and gathering feedback in class takes time even when things work perfectly. With the Internet of Things (IoT) combined with 5G, educators can automatically log in as soon as they enter the classroom. Menial administrative tasks will be automated with the arrival of 5G, and students can deliver feedback digitally. The higher bandwidth of 5G will help network remain strong throughout the lectures and presentations, preventing dropped connections and derailing focus.
• Flexible Learning
Each student's learning style and ability is different. 5G will help students continue their education outside the classroom by delivering the same data speeds and responsiveness through smart devices. Regardless of location or distance, 5G empowers students to access the same information and exercises as their peers. Learners with special needs may sometimes require more assistance from teachers, and there are robotic applications to help with problem-solving. 5G will enable these robots to serve as full-time assistants and support learners by responding immediately to requirements.
To help drive the world towards 5G, telecom giants are investing in research to identify how 5G can be used to its best.