Immersive Education Tool Works In Real Time, Powered By Verizon’s 5G
ChalkTalk, developed at NYU as part of a Verizon incubator, depends on the network for high-speed AR training that can bring global teams closer
With the rapid advancements in virtual reality and augmented reality, Verizon is looking into ways these technologies can be used in the field of education. The company opened an incubator in late 2017, where NYU’s Future Reality Lab has come up with a program called ChalkTalk.
ChalkTalk is an open source AR learning tool that renders multimedia objects in 3D. The tool is based on the belief that students will learn better by experiencing the topic rather than just listening to a lecture. Referred to as immersive education, students are now able to interact with the subject matter dynamically.
Verizon’s involvement is significant not only because it provided the hardware to test out the virtual lessons, but also because the connectivity of its 5G technology is powerful enough for students to respond to the instructor in real time. This kind of tool has obvious applications in education, but other fields as well. Companies that want to use AR to train workers can use the 5G network to do so on a global level, ensuring that employees are on the same page and up to speed across all points of the customer journey.