University CEU Cardenal Herrera: Going back to the roots of teaching with Mixed Reality
“Technology is going to affect all professional sectors, but in a remarkable way, the educational sector. Signare means taking a further step towards educational innovation by focusing on the student as a user of the technology of digital universes”, Bartolomé Serra Soriano, Signare Project Coordinator at the CEU UCH
CEU University is part of Spain’s largest and most traditional private institution. They were the first to offer a new understanding and manage higher education in Spain. More than 85 years later, it has become one of the most innovative universities in the country.
As a pioneering educational center in its teaching training, it is committed to an academic model focused on excellence and the comprehensive training of its students. Thanks to its practical training and the best teachers and resources, students obtain the best preparation at a national and international level.
It was necessary to escape from the industrial education and achieve a personalized education that would rescue the essence of teaching between student and teacher, far from simply taking notes and learning the contents to pass the exams.
The student and the teacher visualize the model in real-time and scale, making the relevant changes, while the rest of the students can see it on the classroom screen. In this way, everyone participates in the correction, as well as being able to make annotations so that, later, the design can be continued.
In addition, the experience is totally immersive and never seen before, completely the opposite of when working in front of a screen, where not all the nuances are perceived, and the experience is not as accurate as when working in front of a screen.
That this project will revolutionize the way we teach is a fact. And it has been possible thanks to the collaboration of leading technology partners, where Plain Concepts has been vital in the implementation of the project, both in communication and in the ease of use to carry it out.
The future of universities is to develop technological teaching applications that, ironically, recover the lost relationship between student and teacher. This is something that both parties are already demanding, making the difference between centers that remain anchored in traditional teaching and those that opt for a much more practical and technological model.