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Transforming traditional education with a futuristic tool

The Macoli system is a modern alternative that seeks to merge face-to-face classes with augmented reality, through holograms and changes in the structure of the classrooms, so that students can “live your classes”.



Team members

Lucero Collado, Melina Marin, Franciss Lizardo, Nicole Rojas.

Members roles and background

The team is made up of three students and a mentor from Peru. Lucero is a student of Administration and Marketing, Franciss is a student of Administration and Accounting; Melina is a student of Industrial Engineering, and Nicole studied Communication and Journalism.

Contact details

Lucero Collado: / Melina Marin: / Franciss Lizardo:

Solution description

The goal of the Macoli System is that students can experience their classes, feeling part of it by interacting and getting involved. Our system is based on changing the structure of the classrooms, leaving behind the traditional folders that separate social gaps, to folders with a unique design made of bamboo, which in turn can be put together like a puzzle, fitting perfectly and forming a donut, respecting the distance and limit capacity indicated by the university.

In a classroom model with a capacity of 12 students, there will be 2 tables, which will contain 1 holographic projector per table, considering a total of 2 holographic projectors. In another similar classroom model with the same capacity of students and tables, the use of Hololens-2 will be made available for each student, teacher, and spare parts, having a total of 15 Hololens-2.

The shape of the table will recover the social gap between students, which was not had with traditional classrooms and virtual classes in which there was not much interaction with their peers.

The holographic projector is one step ahead of the traditional multimedia projector, as it will be more interactive due to its striking 3D moving images.

The Hololens-2 will be an augmented reality tool with which teachers and students will be able to “live the theory” during the sessions. This will be a very useful tool in faculties of Health Sciences, Architecture and Engineering. Since, they will be able to really experience the essential theoretical elements of their respective careers working as a team. The results of working with these tools increase educational quality, students' grades, and enthusiasm for learning.

Solution context

A part of young people could not carry out their educational sessions in different areas of the country, many could not adapt to the new modality, this led them to develop emotional problems such as anxiety and stress because they did not understand the courses given due to a significant lack of dynamism during the progress of your sessions. In addition, it affected the loss of communication since the virtual modality cuts social gaps, especially physical ones.

The teaching system in Peru is maintained in a traditional way, classes are taught in classrooms with rows of individual folders, in some cases with multimedia projectors and in others, without this tool, there is not much interactivity between the students and the topics developed.

Solution target group

The target users are the undergraduate university community of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, students of generation Z, in a range of 16 to 24 years. They are sophisticated, at the forefront of technology innovation. Likewise, they are in constant search of new study and learning methodologies.

In the long term, it is planned to expand the Macoli System to different Universities, so they can experience the new level of learning, as well as to Educational Institutions of primary and secondary level.

Solution impact

The direct impact will be on UPC students, making the transition from virtual classes to face-to-face classes not very hard. Without leaving the digital side during their university life.

With Macoly System we want to achieve:

  • Maintain digital life in face-to-face classes, making the return to class less drastic.
  • Dynamism and interactivity in the development of the topics.
  • Fellowship, being at a table surrounded by 5 more students, will generate the need to communicate.
  • Increase in academic level in the education of UPC students.
  • Increase in concentration and make the topics that were not attractive to learn before, now are.
  • The UPC will be a model in modern digital education in Peru, to be able to implement from now on in other educational institutions, be it basic or higher education.

Solution tweet text

Macoli System is a learning alternative of the modern era with the support of augmented reality, which offers the experience of living your career up close during theoretical classes, working as a team.

Solution innovativeness

Did you ever imagine having Albert Einstein in front and explaining the relativity of time during physics class? See a cell up close? Visualize the Second World War around you identifying the facts? Develop the prototypes of your Engineering projects like Tony Stark?

Our plan to return to face-to-face classes will be progressively, without drastic changes, but preserving the digital essence in the classrooms and giving an additional twist to the teaching methodology. For this, we consider several places during enrollment for face-to-face classes, who will be able to access both the classrooms with the MACOLI system and the traditional classrooms, subject to the limited capacity indicated by the University.

In this way, MACOLI will be tested for the first time at the UPC, being the first university in Peru to use several holographic projectors in its classrooms, for the development of the topics of its classes.

With our system, we want to achieve a better approach for the student regarding their theoretical classes. Through the interactive visualization of holographic videos, students retain more concepts from the theory taught by the course teacher.

Solution transferability

The Macoli System may be used in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Architecture and Engineering of the UPC. Likewise, it may be expanded to different Universities that have good Internet connectivity. In turn, also to primary and secondary educational institutions, who will be able to experience augmented reality and greater interest in study topics from the age of 6. Developing cognitive skills on a larger scale from an early age.

Solution sustainability

Access to cutting-edge education and ease of adaptability will make our project sustainable, offering improvement in the sector.

  • Short term:

The communities of the UPC overcoming the technological barriers in their education will improve the academic level considerably, which in turn is beneficial for the University.

  • Medium term:

The other Universities will join the System to be able to implement it in their educational systems.

  • Long term:

Educational Institutions of primary and secondary level may be part of this experience with the corresponding training in handling the tools.

In the economic dimension, an initial investment of approximately $ 50,000 will be required, which includes:

  • Classroom restructuring
  • Design, construction, and installation of tables
  • Holographic projectors and Hololens-2

Solution team work

The team is made up of three students and a mentor from Peru. Lucero is a student of Administration and Marketing, Franciss is a student of Administration and Accounting; Melina is a student of Industrial Engineering, and Nicole studied Communication and Journalism.

We are a completely multidisciplinary team, this project was developed thinking about the future of education in our University and Country, joining our skills and knowledge. Nicole oversaw supporting us with the orientation of the solution so that it can be viable. Melina oversaw designing the tables and structure of the classroom. Lucero oversaw the purpose of the project. Franciss and Nicole oversaw the audiovisual part of the project. All together we contribute a grain of ideas to consolidate the solution.


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DigiEduHack 2021 partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. In 2021, the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.

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