Singapore Polytechnic uses Microsoft HoloLens 2 to transform lab learning


Singapore Polytechnic uses Microsoft HoloLens 2 to transform lab learning

As part of Singapore Polytechnic (SP)’s focus on creating a more dynamic and interactive learning environment, it will use Microsoft’s holographic technology to support select degree students and the new Common Science Program (CLS).

SP will use the Microsoft HoloLens 2 to enable students to interact with virtual representations of physical laboratory instruments, scientific concepts and learning scenarios. The interactive simulations are essential in helping students gain industry-relevant knowledge and build confidence in using the instruments and applying the lab processes prior to competency testing.

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Compared to conventional learning environments, the use of mixed reality technology helps improve knowledge retention and promote engagement among students with different learning styles.

The HoloLens 2 can bring textbook science to life and enhance learning programs with immersive content. In addition, the HoloLens package enables SP to expand their lab facilities from the physical laboratories into the virtual mixed-reality space, which can provide training previously limited by instrument availability.

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The mixed reality technology is expected to benefit more than 500 CLS learners annually, including Pre-Employment Training (PET) and Continuing Education & Training (CET).