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IE University: pioneering experience in education with Edge Computing and 5G

An innovative commitment to asynchronous teaching thanks to the latest technologies

+75% International students
+130 Nationalities
2 Physical campuses

Cutting-edge education thanks to technology

Challenges

  • Offer asynchronous education adapted to today's learners by designing innovative but accessible experiences
  • Designing a very high-quality virtual option for scenarios where face-to-face is not possible
  • Go beyond the established, seeking new ways of communicating from universities
  • To be at the forefront of educational innovation as a brand value

Solution

  • Virtual reality application based on 5G and Edge Computing for an architecture seminar, as a use case. The experience includes, among other functionalities, a virtual whiteboard, 360º videos and 3D spaces that can be walked through
  • Provision of 5G NSA (Non-Stand Alone) coverage at the IE University campus in Segovia, using the Nokia AirScale Indoor Radio (ASiR) solution, specially designed for indoor use
  • Edge Computing deployment in a central hub in Segovia, close to the campus, offering minimal latency
  • Specific video technology to generate the 3D video streams

Results

  • New tool for teachers, which enriches the interaction with the student and draws new paradigms where to develop new educational methodologies thanks to technology
  • A more immersive and enjoyable space for the student, which favours good academic performance
  • A move towards educational environments that are increasingly personalised to the student's abilities and interests
  • Building a competitive advantage for the future

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