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Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers

New edX programs, created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, are designed to build or advance critical skills for in-demand careers like software development and data science.

The Impact of Virtual Reality on Learning

As virtual reality goes mainstream and provides new ways for students to interact and gain hands-on experience, it's important to experiment and demonstrate the technology's potential learning benefits.

New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers

Google has recently released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android. This new version has come with a slew of nifty features teachers can use for educational purposes with students in class.

Optoma Launches 3 Laser, Ultra-Short Throw Projectors for Education Market

Optoma has released three new, ultra-short throw laser projectors designed to meet the education and corporate markets’ needs for reliability and flexibility, coupled with outstanding image performance. In addition, the company today has launched its Education First program to bring insights, incentives and customer support to K–12 and higher learning institutions.



Tech Allows Workers, Students to Augment Knowledge in the Real World

New location-aware “knowledge injections” on the cloud-based EON Reality Augmented Virtual Reality platform provide contextual knowledge in real time, helping users to facilitate a manufacturing, maintenance, repair or operation procedure, and more.

Immersive Tech Brings VR to Live Events

Intel’s Voke VR enables users to be where the action is without leaving their living rooms.

Speak to Go Allows Voice to Direct VR Experiences

A new web program by Google allows users to explore the world in virtual reality (VR) by just speaking the name of a place. Speak to Go is activated by a user’s voice.

Global Initiative to Open 50 Virtual and Augmented Reality Labs

VR First, a global initiative to democratize virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) hardware and software for academic institutions, is planning to open 50 of its VR/AR labs at colleges and universities by the end of this year, in an effort to meet future workforce demands.

Google Cardboard Users Can Now Play WebVR Experiments

The company has added support for Google Cardboard and launched a new homepage for web-based VR experiments.