Potential and Applications of Holograms To Engage Learners


Potential and Applications of Holograms To Engage Learners

We live in a world where technology is playing a crucial role. There is no field which has technology independence. Of all the fields which are highly influenced by technology, Education will surely be on the top. Advancements in technology benefit 

students of all ages in the learning process. It helps students with different learning styles.

It also helps teachers concentrate on each individual student to assess his performance and design personalized instruction. Many educational institutions have recognized the importance of technology and are likely implement every new technological approach in their classroom. For all such enthusiastic institutions, we provide you the information about this technology, “Holograms in Education”. Let’s learn about it.

What is a “Hologram”?

A Hologram is a three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light beams from a laser or other coherent light source. It looks like a 3D image because it’s not just a reflection but an interference pattern of two beams reflecting an object. A beam of laser light is optically separated into two beams by a beam splitter: one- the reference plane is directed towards the pace of holographic fume travelling through a lens and is expanded so that the light covers the fume completely, the second- object beam is directed at the subject of the composition and similarly expanded through illumination. When the object beam reflects from the subject, it carries with it information about the location, size, shape and texture of the subject. This produces an interference pattern which is recorded in the light sensitive emulsion.

Holographic Technology in Education:

Interactive White boards or Projector screens are used to bring a real-world learning experience to learners. They bring remote students, teachers or professors into the classroom as virtual guests.  With Holographic technology, we can take one more step forward. The new holographic Telepresence technology brings digital participants at remote locations into the class in 3D. Let’s learn about it briefly.

Helps educators deliver lectures to multiple classrooms, anywhere, at the same time:

Highly talented professors or educators can share their knowledge with thousands of students globally at the same time. It’s similar to the concept of MOOCs, but it’s even more effective because learners can see you in person in 3D. Your lecture can be watched by many students sitting  in multiple lecture halls. It’s highly economical, time saving, effectively engaging idea and also saves your precious effort.

Have Professionals Illustrate their works live:

Instead of showing a video of a process or an experiment, you can make your students feel like they are watching it live. Holographic Telepresence can bring you a 3D live illustration of processes by experts. It not only helps visual learners but also makes kinesthetic learners learn by watching an illustration in 3D.

Connect Globally Remote Classrooms:

Connecting people globally to exchange their knowledge for advancement isn’t a new concept, but Holographic Telepresence has added a new dimension to this powerful learning technique.  It’s truly effective if we engage two groups of learners from around the world in a real conversation in 3D.

Results in a great learning experience:

What more a learner needs if he is able to watch a great professor’s lecture or a demonstration of an engine feature by a great engineer and much more, live in front of him!! Holographic Telepresence engages learners more effectively than many of the technology tools.

These are many uses of implementing Holographic technology in education. It’s one of the emerging technologies to engage learners in a real-world learning environment. We’d like to know your views and your ways of using Holographic technology in your education system. Please feel free to share with us in the comment box.

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About the Author
Author: Santosh Bhaskar KWebsite: http://www.twitter.com/SantoshBhaskarK
Devotee of Dr. Abdul Kalam. Following his path of Creating Creative Education in India. Contributing my works in "India Vision 2020". Former EdTech Blogger/Researcher at ETR India

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