Bits and Bytes Bring Education to Its Playful Future

2024-05-24 17:09:51

People's Daily Online, Fuzhou, May 24 (By Lin Ying and Huang Dongyi)

At this year's Digital China Summit, eye-catching sandbox displayed at the "Digitally Enriched Culture" pavilion recreated iconic moments from China's past with nearly one million interlocking toy blocks.

Aiming the tablet at a specific location on the Zunyi Conference themed brick sandbox brings the scene of the meeting to life animatively. Photographed by Huang Dongyi of People's Daily Online.

This was the debut of NetDragon's education-themed interactive brick sandbox projects. With projection mapping, AI, AR and VR technologies, cave dwellings in Northern Shaanxi and scenes like the Zunyi Conference and Battle of Luding Bridge sprang vividly to life before our eyes.

Staff said the projects blended traditional toy construction with digital interactions to make learning entertaining and impactful. By viewing historical reconstructions through augmented lenses, students can immerse themselves in red culture and classical poems in new ways.

NetDragon's debut education-themed interactive brick sandbox project attracts onlookers to take Instagrammable photos. Photographed by Huang Dongyi of People's Daily Online.

A NetDragon spokesperson shared this represented the company's ambition to design "learn-through-play" experiences for future education spaces. Such multi-dimensional storytelling would increasingly influence how museums shared knowledge through hands-on discovery and imagination.

Company VP Simon Leung elaborated on NetDragon's growing cultural and educational outreach success in recent years. Their innovative displays are poised to entertain visitors across 30+ countries as part of efforts introducing Chinese heritage globally through various languages.

NetDragon VP Simon Leung (right) introduces NetDragon's exhibition hall. Photographed by Huang Dongyi of People's Daily Online.

As technologies redefine learning, transformation is unfolding before our eyes. Digital avatars imbue interactivity into livestreaming lessons. Twist a VR microscope lens or adjust its camera to plunge into a microscopic world. Slip on VR goggles to experience motorcycling thrills firsthand.