ISTELive 22 Coverage
Eduverse Debuts as Education-Themed Metaverse Experience for K–12
Ed tech developer Avantis Education has launched a new education platform designed to bring a "safe and secure" metaverse experience to classrooms.
According to the company, the new platform, Eduverse, offers K–12 students "immersive, educational content and amazing VR experiences. They can interact with each other as avatars, all in a secure and controlled environment, inside and outside of the classroom." The news was announced today at the ISTELive 22 conference taking place this week in New Orleans.
The platform is web-based and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, including VR headsets, for individuals or shared to a class on an interactive whiteboard or other type of display.
“We wanted to make the K-12 metaverse accessible to teachers and their students, regardless of what devices they are using,” said Avantis Education’s Global Sales & Marketing Director, Huw Williams, in a prepared statement. “The Eduverse powers all our world-class VR offerings and helps teachers bring thousands of amazing, immersive educational experiences into their classrooms in a safe and secure online platform. It provides them with endless possibilities to engage their students, all from a collaborative environment to bring subject matter to life.”
Among the features designed specifically for K–12 education are:
The ability for teachers to control who is invited to participate in the learning environment;
Support for remote and hybrid learning, in addition to classroom learning;
Support for both guided and self-paced experiences;
Free sign-up for teachers, with access to educational VR content, including Eduverse Expeditions.
Eduverse also offers what the company describes as the "first educational VR theme park, with hundreds of explorable curriculum virtual experiences," called Avantis World. Subscriptions for Avantis World start at $99.
Further details can be found at eduverse.com.