Our responsibility as parents and educators is to provide our children with the information and skills they need to prosper in a fast-changing world. Nevertheless, if we continue to educate them in the same old ways, they will be unprepared for the opportunities and challenges. To avert this, we must investigate novel educational practices considering our society’s changing requirements. Experimental learning is one such technique that focuses on practical, hands-on experiences that enable students to participate in their education actively. Experimental learning may help students acquire critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills necessary for success in the twenty-first century by allowing them to investigate and experiment with real-world challenges and circumstances.
As part of my Final Graduation project at the National Institute of Design, I attempted to bring about a tiny change in the education system that would enable our kids to flourish in the future and contribute to developing a more robust, affluent India. I had the opportunity to work on a ground-breaking initiative with HoloWorld, where we aimed to revolutionize STEM education through a unique blend of tangible and virtual learning experiences. As part of the BYOR (Build Your Own Robot) course, HoloEducation provided students with DIY robotic kits currently available. However, to stand out from the competition and give the students a truly unique and immersive learning experience, HoloWorld explored the possibility of developing its own kit with amazing capabilities, which could also be virtualized for an AR/VR/XR environment. As a member of the Holoworld Design team, I was responsible for understanding and developing a feasible solution for all the stakeholders involved in this project. This journey allowed me to apply my skills, insights from NID, and passion for innovation to contribute to shaping the future of education.