XR in Education, State of the Art 2020 - Merging Immersive Realities
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented educational disruption with 1.2 billion students and youth across the globe affected by school closures. Directly impacting the confidence of citizens in services as important as education and health to respond to the crisis. And this dilemma remains at the heart of the crisis, in the absence of advanced ideas that provide an effective solution to a new scenario, which de facto has already been created.On the other hand, Covid-19 has stimulated the growth of virtual reality in the home, this has been one of the drivers of immersive collaboration platforms. Over six months, we have carried out a worldwide research study, about the State of Art on the use of VR and AR in Education and Training, with the collaboration of more than 150 educational institutions in the 5 continents, and the results are very encouraging and clarifying. In this study, the strengths and weaknesses of the ecosystem are revealed, being able to draw conclusions based on evidence, which will allow us to move in the right direction for the coming years. However, and for this to happen and the benefits of these technologies are clearly identified, and they are put in value at the service of society, important changes must be made in educational strategy and in learning methods.And until that happens, we can work on developing safer and healthier solutions in digitally advanced ecosystems.This is my mission.
Carlos J. Ochoa Fernández
VRAR Association / ONE Digital Consulting, Spain
Carlos J. Ochoa Fernandez. Engineer from the Politecnica University of Madrid and MBA, (EDPInternational) from Babson College in Germany. With more of 25 years of experience in management and high level consulting.
Board Member of Utilities and Emergency Services Strategy in Siemens (Europe)
Board Member of GIS Strategy in Siemens (Europe)
During the last 20 years of my professional back-ground I have been involved in a huge of successful security and emergencies projects, as well as several R&D nationals and internationals projects from the different EU programs. As manager in large multinational organizations like Siemens, Altran or Sagentia, as General Manager in SME´s like Eptron, One Digital Group or Owner of e_Learning Consulting, I have been leading with Innovation and New High Impact Technologies in those specific fields.
Some references in the Emergency Sector:
Development of the Integrated Emergency Services Platform (Siemens-Sitrem), Fire Brigade of the City of Madrid, Police Department of Generalitat of Catalonia, 112 of Extremadura and Castilla la Mancha, etc...