Wireless Learning to Keep Your Mind Fresh

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As we enter a new era of technology 5G brings endless opportunities to keep your mind fresh and engaged. This means that learning remotely, whether from home or while traveling, has never been easier. Learning at any age can be exciting and fun—it can also have real health benefits. In fact, the National Institutes of Health has determined that lifelong learning can reduce the risk of developing dementia. Digital connections can also increase socialization, another important step in mitigating cognitive decline.

Here are a few ways 5G and wireless technology are helping to reimagine learning for all:

Mobile Hotspots Support Learning From Anywhere: Most mobile devices have the ability to serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot, which delivers a connection to other devices for on-the-go use with fast 5G speeds. This means that you do not have to hit pause on your educational endeavors over your travels, and it even allows for increased flexibility with remote work. The benefits don’t end there – keep mobile hotspots in mind when connecting to Wi-Fi in public, as this alternative way to connect allows users to avoid the security risks of public Wi-Fi. Your wireless carrier has resources for more information on how to get started in a few easy steps: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon.

Check out some of these fun courses that you can take while using your phone as a mobile hotspot: Learn to Crochet, Learn Digital Photography, Master the Art of Barbecue.

Smarter Classrooms Encourage Increased Engagement: Classrooms look vastly different today than even a few years ago, thanks to wireless technology. Wireless can positively impact how students of all ages absorb information in learning environments and encourage increased engagement. Smart classrooms use innovative technologies such as interactive whiteboards, video conferencing, classroom response systems, and mobile apps, enabling tactics from real-time annotations to live quizzes, polls, and surveys. All of this develops customized and immersive opportunities powered by 5G’s fast speeds, resulting in greater long-term success for students.

Check out these universities that may be near you who are using interactive wireless technology: Stevens Institute of Technology, Wilmington University, Stanford University.

AR and VR Take Learning Beyond the Classroom: The revolutionary technology of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) takes immersive learning to the next level. With AR technology, users see the real world with added elements. On the other hand, VR completely immerses users in alternative environments. This technology enables interactive learning by making concepts tangible. For example, students can visualize 3-D models and explore virtual environments. This type of interaction and engagement with material leads to improved knowledge retention, personalized learning, and increased accessibility. Additionally, with the help of 5G, VR is making strides in closing the digital divide.

Read about these AR and VR initiatives that are accelerating learning through digital and 3D interactions: The Achievery by AT&T, T-Mobile’s Accelerator Program, Verizon’s Innovative Learning HQ.

5G fosters lifelong learning by curating accessible, personalized ways to learn on your schedule from the comfort of your home or on the go. As we age, having information in the palm of your hand is empowering and boosting brain power isn’t just for kids. Embrace all of your tomorrows and use wireless as a way to restart your own learning.