Scena 360 — The metaverse for education
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Just about when the pandemic hit, Scena 360 founders Danilo Joksimovic and Anshuman Banka realised that meeting up online is nowhere as immersive and natural as it could be. Because of their love for engineering, they decided to get their hands dirty and go on a mission to make meeting up online truly delightful for everyone.
Scena 360 is an online platform that intends to create more immersive online gatherings in 3D spaces, particularly focusing efforts on easy onboarding, realistic & professional avatars, and spatial audio. Scena 360 initially tested out their product with friends and coworkers in various settings, both professional and casual and eventually found a very appealing use case in online education. Right after their beta launch, they were approached by several professors and teachers from different grade levels around the world who wished to make online learning more engaging and productive. Danilo and Anshuman learned from these educators through dozens of interviews and collected their feedback to make Scena 360 what it is today.
How does it work?
To use Scena 360, you start by creating a private 3D space, which can be as simple as selecting one of the provided scene designs and optionally a custom name for your space. This generates a link that you can then send to invite attendees who can join your space from their desktop or mobile device.
While joining the space, attendees can either join with their video turned on or optionally create a realistic 3D avatar to appear as in the space. They can then interact with students or with other educators, somewhat similar to how they would in real-life gatherings — this includes walking around, making eye contact, forming huddles, and much more.
Solving online learning challenges with Scena 360
Through the course of the pandemic, educators have been forced to adopt various virtual meeting apps, often running into issues that have made online learning a rather dull experience; the most important issues being the following:
- Forcing students into awkward breakout rooms, often making moderation and monitoring of said breakout sessions much more difficult
- Difficulty tracking student engagement and attentiveness due to cameras being turned off
Scena 360 decidedly focuses its efforts to solve these key issues through their platform. For instance, students and teachers can face each other in 3D space, and walk in and out of different conversations by moving around the space — just as they would in real life. Educators can see everyone in the space, which allows them to monitor which students are participating in group activities/discussions — without having to jump between different breakout rooms.
Unlike most alternatives, Scena 360 provides a suite of built-in integrations available directly within spaces to help make online classes more engaging and effective, such as:
- A guessing and drawing game that stimulates the imagination and agility of the brain
- A shared instrument that lets students and educators make and play music together in real-time
- And many more are underway!
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Originally published at http://rdene915.com on February 18, 2022.