If there was any good to come out of the COVID-10 pandemic, it was the light-bulb realization that 5G technology will stand to revolutionalize the way we work, play, socialize, and even learn. 

Here is what you need to know about the latest and greatest version of the internet and how it will cause a huge and much-needed paradigm shift in the education sector.

Enhanced In-Class Learning

With ever-growing expectations for both students and educators, teachers are always looking for ways to maximize learning time. And while the typical 4G-operated school has enough connective strength to satisfy basic online functions and provide a fair share of digital applications throughout the school day, so much time is lost to poor wireless access. Fortunately, a 5G connection moves 100 times faster, a performance that permanently removes latency and makes buffering a bother of the past. This means faster download times and fewer classroom malfunctions all around.

Greater Developments in Virtual and Augmented Reality

It was once widely assumed that the classroom experience could never be replaced by virtual means. That was until 5G-powered VI and AI advancements began to make their mark and relieve many of the educational burdens that hinder the learning experience. One of the main differences that make these innovations superior to the ones fueled by 4G connections is the overall seamless application that removes lagging and extended loading times, ultimately creating a more realistic feel. Also, with greater connective strength to work with, more effective, engaging, and powerful applications can be brought to life.


With the use of virtual and augmented reality, educators can provide both hands-on and in-depth training that can effectively train mechanics, doctors, and especially college and school-aged students. For example, Froggipedia is an AR app developed to make biology class a lot easier and more interactive by walking students through a virtual frog dissection. While being guided through a detailed segment broken down into level-friendly segments, students will remain engaged as they learn about the frog’s internal organs, how those organs function, and how they develop from a mere egg to adulthood.

Massive Gains in Rural Areas

It is no secret that education is inaccessible in many areas of the world. In fact, this massive divide has created a huge gap in educational value in rural areas versus their urban and suburban counterparts. The convenience and affordability of 5G connection provide lasting solutions to equal out learning opportunities for those who have been left behind due to poverty and travel difficulties.

The growing teacher shortage in rural areas is a key thing to look at when it comes to the lack of quality education. With limited instructional hands on deck, these populations are in desperate need of resources to fill the gap and remain up to speed with the more advanced parts of the world. Not to fret, though, as 5G the network has answers for that issue as well. With a greater connection and a stronger reach outward, teachers can reach out to other educators when they require resources or a helping hand.


Also, hybrid learning has been and will continue to be monumental in the gap-solving process. Hybrid, or “blended” learning allows students to learn from a distance in a way that mimics an in-class experience. This style of learning makes it possible for impoverished students to stay educated despite any travel barriers that might keep them from being able to attend in-person courses.

Education From Anywhere

In today’s busy world, having the option to learn on the go is less of a luxury and more of a necessity. This is another invaluable benefit of the worldwide adoption of 5G as time has shown that personal hotspots and public Wifi connections often fall short when it truly counts.


Technology will continue to take off, making way for the next breed of learners, trailblazers, and educational innovators. It’s officially time to gear up for the inevitable 5G future.