A joint development agreement to develop an augmented reality (AR) module app has been signed by Institut Teknologi Petroleum Petronas (INSTEP) and Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP).
The app will be a pilot for INSTEP’s first-of-its-kind live Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). The platform will simulate upstream and downstream plant scenarios to provide real plant experiential learning to engineers and technicians.
INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim, stated, “Constantly innovating our learning delivery and technology, this newly developed AR module app is one of our many more ‘Innovate Now’ initiatives in complementing our existing virtual instructor-led training (VILT) and live demonstration to create enhanced experiential learning and support our learners and customers to grow virtually.”
Additionally, UTP Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, said, “This partnership is in tandem with Petronas’ (Petroliam Nasional Bhd) initiatives of going digital and embracing digitalization.”
He also talked about the increased effectiveness of the training content through this digitalization. It will allow for the extension and application of knowledge to address both local and global needs while enhancing the quality of his research.
“This is in line with the university’s aspiration to enhance our distinctiveness and competitive advantage through our value propositions,” added Mohamed Ibrahim.
The agreement also is the first-ever collaboration between these leading learning solution partners. It will bring virtual learning a step ahead and enhance learners’ learning retention through digitizing physical learning facilities. The platform has even greater scope especially during these times wherein physical learning is not an option.
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