Interview with Giorgio De Lorenzi on the Laboratory of Light that enters the metaverse

LABORATORIO LUCE SWISS VIRTUAL EXPO – A small revolution is gradually taking place in Ticino. More and more realities are landing on the metaverse Swiss Virtual Expo. The last, but only in order of time, is FPSE, that is, the reference institute for higher and continuing vocational training in the electrical, telematic and automation sector in Italian Switzerland. In fact, in order to be open to innovation and technological progress, the school is expanding its training offer, adapting the proposal of the courses to the needs of the sector and its constant development.

Interview with Giorgio De Lorenzi, president of FPSE on the Laboratory of Light and Swiss Virtual Expo

In particular, FPSE has created a highly customized area within Swiss Virtual Expo, the first Swiss metaverse conceived and promoted by ated-ICT Ticino. And just to understand what were the motivations that led FPSE to create a Laboratory of Light on metaverse, we talked with Giorgio De Lorenzi, President of FPSE.

Mr De Lorenzi, what elements have convinced you as a school to believe in the Swiss Virtual Expo project and what is the Laboratory of Light?

“Every little piece of the school must be built thinking that it must last forever. Details make a difference, especially in today’s education, because they are precisely those that often measure the credibility of the school. Credibility costs effort, sacrifice, time. It must be built with patience, balance and passion. It’s a simple concept for people who have it in their DNA. This is why FPSE thanks to a friend has jumped headlong into a project of augmented reality and virtual reality. That is, he had a real light laboratory developed in a virtual light laboratory, on the metaverse”.

What goals have you set yourself to achieve through this technological evolution of yours?

“In the last few months I have started several augmented reality projects. But clearly, the presence on Swiss Virtual Expo offers us the scenario to show our efforts and give more weight to our transformation. These are changes that we must make in order to respond to the needs of a constantly changing labour market. For this, we must use innovative didactics, coming from technology 4.0. A new world opens up for the school, because there is a strong need to develop alongside theoretical knowledge and knowledge, including practical skills. I believe digital can really be a lever to create added value and the discriminating factor in the medium term lies precisely in taking up the challenge in augmented and virtual reality. To be honest, the objectives of training and the transfer of knowledge and skills remain the same. But the tools that are changing today must conform to the renewed needs of students, teachers, and a training that is not the same as a few years or months ago. It is a formation that will change again and again and again, but that will need schools that can quickly adapt to the changing contexts of training and teaching”.