Schools never meant to keep learning within four walls. A trip to a library, zoo, factory floor or city street can transform students from casual observers to captivated participants when aiming their mobile device cameras at a QR Code® or AR marker. The result is a 3D overlay of text or moving images on the physical world. The Smithsonian Open Access program, for example, brings artifacts to life through 5G-fueled AR activations.
High-bandwidth 5G in higher education extends learning and experiences to anywhere students and professors have access to it—across a university campus or throughout an urban landscape. Educators and experts in a subject would no longer have to travel to a classroom to deliver engaging presentations or teach a course. They could broadcast from the field in high-definition video to enable more creative instruction and student interaction.
And in the not-too-distant future, guests might even be able to visit the classroom via a hologram.