The current coronavirus pandemic has massively influenced the way everyone lives their lives, with those who can, working from home while others can’t work at all. It’s the same for the education system, with parents now having to ensure their kids stay up to date thanks to schools creating at home syllabuses. To aid in this endeavour, US-based VictoryXR which creates virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) content for schools has teamed up with VR Education to help provide remote learning services.
VictoryXR will be utilising VR Education’s ENGAGE platform – the same one HTC Vive used for its Vive Ecosystem Conference (HTC 2020 VEC) last month – to help distribute its science curriculum content and virtual animal dissections to schoolchildren across the US. Currently, VictoryXR has built over 240 VR and AR learning experiences covering 50 different learning units. The virtual programme will see qualified educators running live classes via ENGAGE with VictoryXR producing additional content to replay.
“VictoryXR is taking school inside virtual reality with ENGAGE. Students will learn with the best teachers and have the best learning labs, all in an interactive virtual world,” said Steve Grubbs, CEO of VictoryXR in a statement. “We view ENGAGE as the platform, much like the iPhone is the platform for world of apps. VictoryXR will build a VR school curriculum app on top of this platform which gives every school and every student access to the best equipment, the best teachers and the most effective learning.”
“We are delighted to be working with Steve and his team at VictoryXR. They have a wealth of experience and the content they have already produced is aligned with the US school curriculum built by world class qualified educators. Having a platform like ENGAGE to deliver this content and provide easy-to-use content tools allows VictoryXR to develop and deploy similar high quality content quickly and easily at a much lower development cost,” adds David Whelan, CEO of VR Education.
“Even before the impact of COVID-19, the US home school market was quite significant with over 2.5 million home school students1. As a result of this world changing event, we believe that this number is likely to accelerate quickly as students and parents become familiar with working online at home. At a difficult time for education across the globe, ENGAGE provides a fantastic solution for distance learning and through this partnership with VictoryXR we are now able to provide services and content that go beyond anything previously offered within traditional educational programmes, not only in the US but globally.”
VR Education is best known for its own selection of educational products which include Titanic VR, Apollo 11 HD, 1943: Berlin Blitz and many more. As further details regarding VR Education’s latest products are released, VRFocus will let you know.