How 5G will change our education?

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How will 5G change our education?

I’m Monda from the development team.
The theme of this blog is “How 5G will change our education?”.
It’s a big topic, but I’d like to dicuss and summarize it as briefly as possible.

Table of contents

  • 1. What is 5G?
  • 2. When 5G will be introduced?
  • 3. How 5G will change the “education”?
  • 4. Our approach to 5G
  • 5. Summary

What is 5G?

5G and e-learning education

You hear a lot about “5G” in the news these days, but do you know what it is?
First of all, I would like to give a brief explanation of what 5G means.

5G is an abbreviation stands for 5th Generation, and is a next level standard for the mobile communication used for communication with smartphones and other devices called the fifth-generation mobile communication system.
It is a next-generation communication standard used for communication with smartphones and other devices, called the fifth-generation mobile communication system.

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Next, “low latency”. Latency is one tenth of 4G’s 10 times lower. This allows for near real-time communication and eliminates the misalignment between words and images in a video call over the Internet, for example.
And “multiple connections”. The number of simultaneous connections will be 10 times greater. This eliminates the possibility of not being able to get a connection due to the high number of accesses. You may even be able to create an online game with hundreds or thousands of players.

With these three features, The use of IoT, VR, and AR is expected to expand in all fields.

“IoT”
Abbreviation for Internet of Things. A system in which everything around us is connected to the Internet.
“VR”
Abbreviation for Virtual Reality. You can experience the virtual world as if you were in the real world.
“AR”
Abbreviation for Augmented Reality. Adding digital information such as CG to the real world.

You can also read more about VR in this article.

 

When will 5G be introduced?

In fact, the 5G service has already been launched in the United States, South Korea and China.
So, when will the 5G start in Japan?
According to each mobile carrier, they’ll start rolling out around March 2020.
It will start from the big cities first. Therefor, it’s predicted that implementation of 5G take a little while before being available in all over Japan.
Also, in order to use this service, you will need to prepare devices such as smartphones and other devices that are compatible with 5G.
NTT Docomo, au (KDDI) and Softbank have launched 5G services from March 2020. However, as expected, it’s only available in a very limited area. We’ll have to wait and see.

 

How the “education” will change?

How will 5G change our lives?
With IoT, VR and AR, we see the realization of fully automated driving, telemedicine and the optimization of agricultural operations. What about the education?
First of all, With the development of tablets, various devices, and digital teaching materials, classes using smart glasses and VR goggles are likely to become possible.
This will enable experiencing classes using the five senses through VR and AR.
For example, it may become common for social study classes to experience world heritage sites and natural landscapes overseas with a sense of presence, as if they were actually on site.
Computer rooms in schools today may become VR rooms.
And distance learning will be smoother than ever before and the gap between rural and central areas will disappear.
We may even see one English teacher teaching in multiple schools at once using remote learning systems.
We may also see the creation of virtual teachers through the integration of AI technology.

What do you think? Isn’t it exciting to think that the field of education is about to undergo a major change?
We can expect to see remarkable technological innovations in the field of education as well as EdTech and e-learning.
However, it will still take a few more years before we will be able to experience the power of 5G in our daily lives due to the lack of compatible services and contents with the 5G as well as the lack of equipment.
We hope national and local governments to utilize IT actively in the field of education near future.

 

What we do?

We don’t know how our learningBOX will evolve in the 5G era.
However, we are planning to develop new features for the 5G. Please stay tuned for our future development.

Among features currently available in learningBOX, we would like to introduce the adaptive learning support features such as the Karte function and the tag function.
Operators of cram schools, companies that focus on employee training, and schools that focus on higher education and certificate exam can utilize this function. Our “Karte function” and “tag function” are features that allows you to track learner’s individual learning and progress. Please check it out.


About the tag feature


About the Karte function.

 

Summary

I have introduced “5G” and its impact for the education, as well as further technological innovations in edtech and e-learning in the future. In forseable future, our individual learning style become more flexible and more effective.
We will continue to enhance our e-learning system, learningBOX, to keep up with incoming 5G era.

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