Just imagine! While walking around the Hermitage Museum, you can get comprehensive information through
text, audio or video about all the exhibits that are put on display as augmented reality by simply
pointing the camera of your smartphone or tablet at the item of your interest.
Or for example, one can take a virtual tour around New York and learn the history of every building
downtown with the help of a complete immersion through virtual reality technologies. There is no need
to fly to New York, one can be anywhere in the world, but receive the feeling of real presence there.
We can observe the experiments happening in the Large Hadron Collider in real-time on video,
and then discuss what we saw with the professor of quantum physics or participate in the video seminar
with other classmates.
All of this is amazing!
When I was a student it was impossible, which is probably why it was pretty boring to study.
I think some people might doubt that online education can replace a very important component of
studying - a face-to-face examination. It seems that students can cheat during the exam or fake the
results of it if a teacher does not observe student with his own eyes.
How about a live video from the student's webcam during the exam? This is even better than observing
students in the classroom when you can not keep track of everyone's actions.
However, with the video recording, you can later rewatch every student separately.
You can even control the fact of switching to a new browser tab different from the test or exam,
as well as capturing student's gaze during the exam period.
This is all possible now with the help of modern tools of online education.
There is also an assumption that test results can be falsified...
There are no absolutely safe systems, but we used all possible approaches to make the hacking
of the system extremely unlikely, everything is safe with us.