3D Technology: The Future Of Education
While the education ecosystem has embraced technology during the pandemic, the current state of remote learning is largely ineffective because it forces students to become passive. When learning is passive, the lack of engagement disempowers students and stunts their ability to learn. 3D technology can change that.
Bipin Dama, Founder and CEO of Saras-3D, Inc speaks with BW Businessworld about studying from home, student engagement and the advantages of 3D learning.
Saras-3D is the natural progression in the study from home (SFH) reality. This helps teachers digitally engage students, empowering students to learn faster and more deeply through the power of active learning. Through virtual hands-on learning, students actively learn through the topic rather than passively learning about it. Instead of merely reading information or passively watching a video (both are useful), you can now also “interact” with 3D simulations. “Scaled models” depict a topic the way it exists in real life, helping students experience the material through direct interactions. This can only be achieved by using 3D technology. The ultimate result is two-fold. Students master skills swiftly. While parents relax, knowing their children are engaged, actively reaching their academic goals.
By learning through exploration, students are engaged just as profoundly as they would be learning in a real-life laboratory. We also utilize virtual labs and 3D videos with online learning fundamentals such as quizzes and analytics. This way, students are guided through multiple media to understand each concept thoroughly. To stay engaged while they study from home, students need a way to mimic real-world learning experiences. Genius 3D Learning uses 3D simulations and virtual hands-on learning methods. This empowers students to interact with the material and play with scaled models that depict concepts the way they exist in real life.
This technique is based on stereoscopy, a technology that combines special eyeglasses with a booster box to create a three-dimensional, interactive experience. Students can learn twice as fast through interacting with realistic, scaled models because they learn through doing rather than simply learning about concepts. This leads to deeper understanding and better recall. In fact, many students are already using this technology to master competitive exams like JEE and NEET.
Genius 3D Learning does not require an internet connection to access the learning content. Everything a student needs to succeed is included with Genius 3D Learning bundles. Students often lack access to devices, a reliable internet connection, or a dedicated quiet place to study. The 2017-2018 report from National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) showed that only 24 per cent of the Indian population had reliable internet access, leaving most students behind.
When the pandemic first began, most of us thought the school closures would be short-term. But as students continue to study from home, more parents are seeing the need for tools to help their children learn effectively. The pressure is compounded when students are simultaneously preparing for competitive college entrance exams like JEE and NEET. As a study from home continues to be a lasting situation, more people are searching for long-term solutions.
By creating a solution that does not require the internet to access the learning material, a high bandwidth internet connection is no longer the dividing line for who does and does not get access to digital education. This is how we are democratizing a high-quality education across the country.
Even after the pandemic, parents will still want to give their children the tools they need to study from home effectively. The pandemic has made us all aware of how difficult it is to study from home. The students who can do it effectively will have a distinct advantage. When schools have permanently reopened, teachers will find Genius 3D Learning the perfect tool to guide their students' understanding, imagination, and retention.
Innovation and creativity tend to peak during times of disruption. It is now apparent that the way we educate our children is ripe for innovation. This moment is an opportunity for educators to take the time to identify what is and is not working, look at problems as steps toward a solution and prioritize the most important steps to tackle. The current reality should propel us to find new ways to reach students beyond the traditional education model.
It is also a moment for parents (a child’s first educators) to rethink the way their children learn. During this time, they are finding strategic ways to best support them to reach their full potential. This can make stressors more manageable while also carving out a way to rebuild things better than before.
During these stressful times, it is also essential for educators to focus on taking extra good care of themselves. The expectations of teachers are demanding and can feel isolating. We should connect with other educators, learn from each other. Realize we are not going through this alone, and you do not need to take everything on by yourself.
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