Vodafone is helping Coventry University transform teaching and deliver immersive and interactive remote learning through 5G for the first time.
Healthcare Students can take immersive, real-time AR and VR tours of the human body thanks to ultra-low latency on Vodafone 5G network
Coventry University is the first in the UK to successfully deploy a 5G standalone network
Network slicing on Vodafone 5G standalone network opens the door for other applications such as remote surgery and remote diagnostics
Transforming Teaching at Coventry University with the UK’s First Commercial Standalone 5G Network
Healthcare students will be able to use virtual reality and augmented reality to explore the human body like never before – from the intricacies of the brain to following red blood cells as they course through veins.
Their experience is responsive and immersive wherever they are, thanks to the ultra-low latency of Vodafone’s 5G network.
“I can put the headset on and 5G allows the learner to view high-resolution images and videos remotely, anywhere in the world, and [they] are able to ask questions in real time.”
Dr Natasha Taylor, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University
A professor can access any part of the body during a lesson, make specific points to students – with no lag – go back over any sections the students need more information on and answer their questions in real-time.
While in the past, professors could only give a tour in a linear sequence, using pre-recorded materials, 5G makes lectures much more flexible and interactive and boosts retention outside the classroom.
“I can put the headset on and 5G allows the learner to access high-resolution images and videos remotely, anywhere in the world, and [they] are able to ask questions in real time,” says Dr Natasha Taylor, an associate professor at Coventry University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
According to Dr Taylor, this will allow her to educate her students “at a level we’ve never been able to before”.
5G delivers brand new opportunities for Coventry University
The transformative powers of 5G have also been deployed in the University’s Disruptive Media Learning Lab and National Transport Design Centre to support its innovative teaching and learning.
The 5G stand-alone network works completely independently of the 4G network and has its own core architecture in place, the first so called 5G Standalone Network in the UK that has gone live. This new architecture enables a set of technological capabilities not possible before, such a network slicing and multi-access edge computing.