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Immersive learning to revolutionise the domain of technology

Immersive learning is set to transform the manner of information consumption for South African youth and will lead innovations in the education industry of the nation. This technology form can help South Africa measure up to significantly higher future technical demands.

Marco Rosa, managing director, Formula D, states that immersive learning is a mode backed by scientific proof for enhancing learning processes. Formula D is a company operating in the domain of interactive experiences, to increase the accessibility, fun and potency of learning. It uses means like interactive technologies, advanced strategies and gaming design concepts.

According to Rosa, learning methods involving virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) involve interactive virtual experiences within simulation-based 360-degree 3D environs. He explains that such environments can be physical or virtual in nature, and contain the ability to immerse people of age groups while cutting out all distractions. Immersive technology produces an engaging and interactive alternative experience for learners. Rosa recently made an appearance at an immersive learning World Forum held in the Middle East, where his speech focused on VR technology innovations, current tech industry hurdles and mixed reality.

Such environments can be physical or virtual in nature, and contain the ability to immerse people of age groups while cutting out all distractions. – Marco Rosa

Rosa says that the role of immersive learning in disseminating information to young people needs to expand dynamically. He explains that teachers will be able to lead students on immersive journeys relevant to educational subject matter. According to him, immersive learning can offer better alternatives to simplistic text and visual learning. He stresses that individuals from the gen Z and millennial age groups will reap the benefits of such learning methods.

Immersive learning can offer better alternatives to simplistic text and visual learning. – Marco Rosa

According to Rosa’s observations, virtual reality is not far from giving the entire learning sphere a revolutionary transformation. He thinks that it is a phenomenon that will have far-reaching effects in all parts of the world in the near future. Rosa comments that South Africa and other developing countries, particularly in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa, will be able to capitalise on immersive learning as VR becomes increasingly accessible.

Rosa is looking forward to a future where virtual reality is ever present and ready for much varied interactive learning use cases. He also explains that the tools and mechanisms for immersive content creation will also become more easily accessible and user-friendly. Rosa says that the widespread availability of such interactive and immersive learning content will bring about sea changes in the very structure of society.

Yet, coming up with groundbreaking immersive learning offerings is not as easy in the present day, owing to technological complexity and core requirements. Things will take a turn for the better once the underlying technology concepts are better embraced, and the tools used to create content becomes easier to use. Rosa believes that South Africa is currently lagging behind with respect to immersive learning, but the reality can change with the influx of corporate entities.

Rosa says that the involvement of private sector parties, the field of immersive technology can grow faster. A brighter can be achieved with CSI developments and other immersive programs.

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