Mixed Reality Brings Chinese Students Closer to Canadian Tutors
A new education service will use mixed reality to help educate Chinese students.
MRC Education Services Canada Incorporated has announced a joint venture with River Valley Technology Company of Beijing in People’s Republic of China to launch an innovative approach for learning and applying English language skills and knowledge. Based on mixed reality (MR) and video over IP, both student in China and tutor in Canada can now engage in English language conversation within the context of any scenario which is presented as a 360 video or virtual reality (VR) environment.
Globally accessible, this approach aims to break down conventional barriers of distance learning and give students in China the opportunity to practice and speak with their tutor face-to-face in a native language speaking environment and discuss the VR world they see around them.
Opportunities to carry on a natural conversation at the base of the Eiffel tower, by the Colosseum in Rome, or by the pyramids in Egypt are now within grasp and affordability. This now takes the learned skills in English language to the next logical level of application in a close-to-real environment – that is, virtually any environment you can imagine. These numerous scenario configurations will allow for a diversity of learning for highly interesting conversations with students of any age group including mature students.
With this approach, the subtleties of body language and emotion in a natural conversational exchange are also brought into play as key components to learning the social aspects of English conversation. The student and teacher can be physically separated in any parts of the world and still be able to use this approach for highly effective learning.
This collaboration with River Valley Technology Company follows a previously announced joint venture with JIAHE Technology Company to test out a new approach to English language learning. Also integrating MR technology, JIAHE Technology Company will allow Chinese students to engage with native language tutors in an immersive environment in a similar fashion to this new partnership with River Valley Technology Company.
More information on MRC Education Services Canada’s educational platforms can be found via the company’s official website. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest innovation in using MR and other immersive technologies for education.