May 30, 2022, Paris, Axelia presented her ambitious digital transformation plan during a press conference. On a budget 5.6 million euros in five years, Excluding salary, The goal of this plan is to build “education of tomorrow”.. That is a New “innovative” teaching model With “A more connected, more modular and more immersive pedagogy “ And The spread of knowledge and wisdom in “Physical” (The term is derived from physical and digital compression, editor’s note) “.
This development is both an opportunity for innovation, but a necessity. “Covid has created crisis awareness and acted as an accelerator.”Bruno Neal, managing director of Axelia Group, underlined that it has a business school, a digital school and a school of tourism, with a total of 5,000 students on three campuses.
“The new 100% online player has hit the market; students now want to live the new digital experience; the demand for training and micro-certification is growing rapidly;
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We find ourselves at the center of this learning tomorrow XL factory. This physical workplace, Finally installed on every campus, open to all, professors, students and off-campus people (companies, associations, etc.) “Think, create, explore and experiment” with digital technology. These are the places where students will be able to follow immersive courses or we will find a special learning lab. “Good experiences will come out of the factory for lessons,” summarizes Anthony High.
Axelio bets, and above all, On the learning experience immersed through virtual reality. Critical Games, Escape Games, Metavers, Personalized Learning Path Thanks for the data. Something Virtual educational content that can be found on the learning experience platform (LXP).
“Virtual reality makes it possible to offer situations that cannot be created or difficult to create in the real world,” Bruno Neil underlines. For example, tourism students will be able to gain an experience in a foreign country, while others will be able to follow a module of public speaking in Metaverse, which will allow the analysis of services and progress by an artificial intelligence.
The team wants to prepare students for tomorrow’s profession (AI, data) and will start deploying from 2022, the first training module that will create A Bachelor’s Degree in “Virtual Reality and Metavers” At September 2024.
Tomorrow, all metavers consist of?
Far from being gimmicks, Caroline O’Neill, Axel’s educational engineer, recalls that These educational innovations are based on neuroscience and psychology. “Metaverse has a strong psychological effect, stimulating memory and attention,” he cited as an example. Moreover, Axelia claims that it only wants to use “quality” immersion experience. To this end, the group has created and registered the ILE brand (immersive learning experience, immersive learning experience in French) to label it truly “useful” and “innovative” pedagogy.
However, the idea is not to offer a 100% digital course. “The experience will be hybrid,” the director warned. The future course consists of on-campus physical courses that promote peer-to-peer, collaborative, and social or about 80% of the course. And enhance the online experience with the appropriate route.
Why is it time for immersed learning?
“HR is a fundamental brick in this transformation,” said Laura Jedroi, director of human resources and transformation. Also, to serve this ambition, Axellia plans to change her organization. A dedicated conversion section and a datalab have been set up. The latter will make it possible to assist in data development and management (strategic decision making and personalized lessons). The group employs 40 digital experts (data engineers, virtual reality experts, etc.).
Finally, an important work of support for digital and change is planned to support all staff, including teachers. In the program: training (soft skills, digital, data, etc. target module), a change support unit, a community of ambassadors, co-construction workshops, etc. In short, it’s a “complete” change that the group wants to manage. See you in 2025.