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Zoom is thrilled to announce a partnership with Meta that will enable learners to share and manipulate 3D models in real time through the Zoom video conference platform.
Meta, the creator of the world’s most immersive AR experience and Zoom, the leader in remote conferencing services, are teaming up to allow learners to manipulate photo-realistic, high-resolution holograms in real-time.
Aimed to enhance online learning, this ground-breaking partnership was debuted live on-stage at Zoomtopia 2017, and is forecasted to improve knowledge transfer. According to Oded Gal, head of product management at Zoom, “Many users rely on our technology for education purposes, and we’re proud to be contributing to this new era of knowledge transfer, allowing access to education from any internet connected device anywhere in the world.”
Slated to launch by the end of 2017, users will require no special hardware to interact with photo-realistic, high-resolution holograms in real-time. This powerful new tool will enable Meta 2 users to learn, comprehend, and retain information more readily than traditional educational methods like textbooks, PDFs, and even videos.
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According to Joe Mikhail, CRO of Meta, “At Meta augmented reality is not a toy, it’s a powerful tool that will shape the next wave of technological advancement in spatial computing and human-computer interaction. It is already becoming the new platform for education, productivity and human connection.”
For example, this new offering could be of use in a virtual anatomy classroom. Imagine a professor teaching an anatomy class to students virtually, enabling both the educator and learners to interact with a hologram of the human heart and lungs. This new technology would enable the professor to show exactly where these organs were housed in the body, highlighting the specific organ while using his or her hands to freely explore the digital model from any angle while zooming into details of the model to increase comprehension.
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According to some studies, 3D learning is reported to improve the learning curve by 20%.