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The high growth in the commercial segment is primarily due to the AR/VR capability to solve complex business problems and streamline operations. The two industries that are seeing the most activities or implementation in Asia-Pacific are education ($495.3 million in 2019) and retail ($244.4 million in 2019).
Over the last few weeks, Cisco and IBM have launched a joint initiative to create free virtual classrooms for students affected by nationwide school closures. The aim is not only to connect teachers and students through interactive online classes, but to also help them use the technology more effectively.
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Workplaces are on-trend to rely more on digital learning and skills in the future regardless of COVID-19. If you want more information about how to utilize digital literacy during and after the crisis, here is a list of helpful resources:
New roles are emerging for those who can translate how the engineering and design of new technologies and applications affect our political, economic, social and cultural worlds. Education in this field and notions of digital literacy must expand to reflect this need.
“The amount spent globally on education technology is expected to increase approximately $342 billion by 2025 as EdTech is globally considered as a viable way to address increasing and changing learning demands. Technology can support classrooms, schools and education systems to evolve at the pace required to better serve learners in 2020.”
“The goal is to shift the underlying perceptions and belief systems of individuals, to build their conviction and risk/reward tolerance at a personal level to help them take the leap to become an entrepreneur.”
“Continuous education and self-improvement are imperative to keep up with work and life in a rapidly changing world. A book by Bradley Staats explains the benefits of dynamic learning and outlines the methods of becoming more effective as a lifelong learner.”
In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there is a new demand to be an interdisciplinary and T-shaped person – that is, one who has an in-depth knowledge of a specific field, with sufficient knowledge in other fields outside their own specialization.