When you hear ‘metaverse’, you may imagine a virtual world managed, maintained and accessed by complex VR hardware. Is it possible for this fast-growing e-learning trend to be compressed into a handheld mobile device? We explore this possibility in this article, but, before we get there, …
Why is a mobile metaverse important?
Mobile internet is the wave of the present, with mobile internet traffic making up 59.72% of total global online traffic. It’s a central part of Web 2.0, the current generation of the internet. And for that reason, it’s important to leverage this ubiquitous device and its usage as we enter the next phase of the internet.
The mobile metaverse immersive learning experience
Is it possible to access an immersive universe from a handheld device? Does it have the computing power? Is it big enough?
On the one hand, over the past few years, virtual reality (VR) has been evolving rapidly – from a technology that was only suitable for desktop applications to one which works on mobile devices with headsets. Some schools are even investing in VR immersive learning, using mobile devices and virtual reality headsets. So yes, it is possible to miniaturize the VR experience to suit a mobile device.
But that’s only one part of the story. Why confuse immersiveness with expensive equipment that often puts the entire experience out of reach of learners?
At Hornbill, we look at immersive environments as an advanced form of communication that create a ‘real’ experience for the user. But that doesn’t mean this immersive learning technique needs to be powered by VR or AR technology.
Our view of metaverse immersive learning – three-dimensional worlds through which you can freely navigate and with which you can freely interact – is not limited by the factors that put VR immersive learning out of reach. Such 3D graphics can be accessed effectively by almost any mobile device, without requiring any additional hardware – a huge advantage over alternative concepts of the metaverse.
Mobile learning and immersive learning are the future of e-learning – meaning that getting mobile immersive learning techniques right is probably the most important thing you can do for your next online training project.
Before you get started on your next project, consult the experts first. Talk to our team at Hornbill FX today to learn more about your options and to discuss how to get started.