23 Feb 2024 | Mike Boland
AWE Talks: Can AI Unlock Immersive Learning
AWE EU 2023

Welcome back to AWE Talks, our series that revisits the most engaging content from AWE’s catalog of conference sessions. Now that AWE EU 2023 has concluded, we have a fresh batch of sessions to dive into.

This week, we spotlight Th3 Third Door's Monica Arés and her TED talk-like approach to XR thought leadership. How will AI unlock the holy grail of immersive and personalized learning? Arés makes the case. 

See the summarized takeaways below, along with the full session video. Stay tuned for more video highlights each week and check out the full library on awe.live and AWE’s YouTube Channel.

Monica Arés, Th3 Third Door

– Technology's advancement correlates to more devices that we carry. 
  – But as it gets more immersive and adaptive, we could see fewer screens.
– Technology advancement also benefits from the law of accelerating returns.
   – Innovation isn't linear but exponential as it builds upon itself.
   – After years of linear growth, technology like XR and AI inflect the tech curve.
– Rather than see these technologies in isolation, the magic is at their intersection.
– AI's true educational potential can be reached when it converges with XR.
– AI automates rote tasks to focus on intellectually-intensive thinking.
– XR can serve as AI's embodied interface, which supports greater memory retention.
   – In education, this could play out through embodied tutors and personalized learning.
   – It could also include things like AI-adaptive learning, customized per student.
– This has been the holy grail of education for the past several decades. 
   – And it extends beyond institutional walls, enabling perpetual and continuous learning.
– Beyond learning, it's also about evaluation and grading students more dimensionally. 
   – This could finally get us away from the shortcomings of multiple-choice testing.
– It also helps educators, as they can adapt their lessons on the fly.
   – In platform learning, scripts can be human-constructed, and avatar-delivered.
– All the above is about finding the sweet spot of learning customization and scale

For more color from Arés, see the full session below...

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