A company that creates augmented reality and virtual reality education applications has launched a new platform for creating and delivering lessons to be taught in VR. VictoryXR Academy from VictoryXR enables the user to build lesson plans for a single class or a course.
A new virtual reality device from a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers allows users to feel walls and solid objects.
The market for augmented reality will soar to $100 billion by 2024, driven by advances in interaction between the user and AR devices, according to a new forecast by market research firm ABI.
Education is one of the categories that will help propel the massive growth of virtual reality over the next five years.
A British school that works with people who have severe autism is turning to virtual reality to help its students try out new experiences.
The new app created by Weyo and Sesame Workshop gives preschoolers a safe, ad-free environment to learn and play online.
Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.
The Arkansas Department of Education is rolling out an interactive experience to teach middle and high school students about concussions using virtual reality.
While research from the Association for Career & Technical Education reveals that students concentrating in CTE programs have a graduation rate of 93 percent compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent, simply having a CTE program as part of a school’s curriculum is only a start in reducing dropout rates.
In time for back-to-school lesson planning, new programs have been added to the Discovery Education Experience and Techbook content; and more content is being made available in Spanish. Also, Discovery recently announced the acquisition of Inspyro, which provides virtual reality and augmented reality education programs.
In the wake of recent world events a flood of federal funding has unleashed the power of digital learning. IT leaders now have a pressing obligation to ensure the security of both student data and school systems.