Virtual Reality

St. Vrain Valley Schools Makes VR Learning Content Available District-Wide

Colorado's St. Vrain Valley Schools has partnered with Avantis Education to deploy the company's Eduverse library of virtual and augmented reality content across all of the district's 60 schools.

Eduverse will be accessible on any device via the district's ClassLink single sign-on platform — with no VR headset required. About a third of St. Vrain Valley Schools are currently using Avantis' VR content; the district-wide license will enable St. Vrain to pilot Eduverse in more schools and manage the licensing at a district level rather than school-by-school.

"St. Vrain Valley Schools has been using Avantis' ClassVR headsets since 2018. We have the headsets at 21 of our schools right now and love the rich library of content available to those students. We had been managing the licensing for these schools individually, and are pleased to be able to manage ClassVR at a district level," explained Eric Pierce, St. Vrain's director of IT Services and Support. "Additionally, with this district-wide Eduverse license, the content that's available in ClassVR can also be accessed on devices that students already have, like iPads, which is exciting for us. We're a 1:1 district and having this curated library of experiences available for all students on all devices is very valuable and a win for our students."

"Our goal at Avantis Education is to make it easy for teachers to bring innovative, immersive content and VR experiences to their classrooms," said Avantis Education CEO Huw Williams. "For schools that want the full immersive experience, they can use ClassVR. If schools only have ClassVR for some classrooms, but not others, they can use Eduverse to access our immersive content on any web-enabled device, including laptops, Chromebooks and tablets, inside or outside of the classroom."

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