ISTE 2017 Coverage

Veative Launches Educational VR Headset with Interactive Controller


Veative Labs has launched Veative VR Learn, an all-in-one educational virtual reality (VR) headset with an interactive controller. The announcement was made at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, TX.

The system includes a controller and built-in mobile device, so students don't need a separate mobile device. The system also boasts "more than just virtual tours" because students can use the controller and head movements to explore and manipulate objects in the virtual world.

VR Learn currently offers more than 500 content modules in biology, chemistry, physics and math. The company expects to bring the number of available modules to 700 by mid-2017 and 1,100 by the end of the year. According to the company, the modules include 3D models, 360-degree animations, simulations, virtual experiments, assessments and other interactive activities.

The system also includes a classroom management app for teachers. The app lets teachers install, uninstall and launch VR modules remotely on students' devices, as well as temporarily disable students' VR displays.

Other features of Veative VR Learn include:

  • Support for adapting modules for any language;
  • Compatibility with Google Cardboard;
  • Content delivery app for adding, removing and organizing modules;
  • Ability to download content from the online store or from a local (offline) content access point;
  • Built-in student feedback and tracked assessment;
  • Proprietary analytics system for the offline version that stores results locally and syncs with the server when an Internet connection becomes available; and
  • Proprietary reporting system for students, teachers and parents to view analytics, with support for sharing data with any LMS.

Veative VR Learn and the VR modules are available on a subscription basis. Packages can be bundled and customized, and all modules can be upgraded.

Further information about Veative VR Learn is available at booth 2346 at ISTE and on the Veative site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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