The new initiative is built to transform and augment UBT’s existing curriculum in architecture, design engineering and medical sciences for remote learning.
EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces the first large-scale adoption of the recent self-directed learning initiative at the University for Business and Technology (UBT) in Kosovo.
In addition to serving as a major university in the Western Balkans and a European role model for an entrepreneurial and innovation-based university, UBT is also the home of one of EON Reality’s top international AVR Centers. Through this partnership, UBT students and professors will be utilizing the AVR Platform to create approximately 20,000 lessons — on subjects spanning 20 different programs — over the course of the next two months. High-level educators and experts will then select the best of the batch to supplement the existing featured curricula for various subjects already on the AVR Platform.
The push to add more lessons to the thousands already available through the company’s flagship product comes as both educators and employers around the world turn to the AVR Platform as a means to learn and train remotely during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As outlined in the Global Emergency Initiative, EON Reality’s primary goal is to provide as many AR and VR lessons and resources as possible to the people who need them most.
With other members of EON Reality’s global network also joining the self-directed learning movement as a way to effectively educate current students while also preparing their curricula for the future, the addition of the extra lessons will allow schools and businesses around the world to obtain and maintain comprehensive online courses for daily usage through the AVR Platform. Ultimately, the goal is to build a catalog of enough high-quality lessons to offer full academic curricula in numerous subjects and languages to educators and administrators for use in both remote learning as well as in-person classes.
Combined with the recent announcement of the removal of the paywall on the AVR Platform as a means to assist schools, governments, and businesses struggling through this difficult time, EON Reality is hoping to combat the negative experiences people are currently having with remote learning and training. Statistics show that only 25% of students and teachers find online teaching as effective as its classroom equivalent, and the average person begins to lose interest in a video lecture in approximately 6 minutes.
With the interactive and immersive experience of the AVR Platform — as well as the practical implementation guide laid out in the Chief Learning Officer’s note on self-directed learning initiative — EON Reality believes that online learning can be done much more effectively with the right tools and mindset. Just because classes cannot meet in person doesn’t mean that the interaction and education gained from the traditional classroom experience can’t be replicated in a digital environment.
“By introducing this first batch of new student-created lessons to the AVR Platform, we want to show people how easy and effective it is to create lessons, courses, and even entire curricula in a very short amount of time. It is our goal that after adding the first 20,000 lessons approximately two months from now, we’ll be able to replicate that around the world for teachers everywhere and of all levels. For now, we are very pleased with how self-directed learning is helping to take the pressure off of teachers while also serving as a valuable and unforgettable learning experience for the students.”Dan LejerskarFounder of EON Reality
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s 21 years of success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global development network — with more than 20 locations worldwide — has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for education and industry with over 8,000 applications and over 40 million users worldwide.