VR Education’s Engage platform will help students affected by the pandemic.

Waterford-based VR Education has signed a deal with US company VictoryXR that will allow VR’s Engage platform to be used to help support students affected by the current coronavirus pandemic.

VictoryXR focuses on virtual and augmented reality content for the education sector, specialising in science curriculum content such as virtual animal dissections. It has created more than 240 VR and AR learning experiences.

VR Education’s Engage platform is used to provide remote training, distance learning and also hosts global virtual events, including tech company HTC’s event in March. Under the deal, VictoryXR will import its content library onto the Engage platform, providing its services remotely to school children across the US.

Teachers will run live virtual classes using Engage, offering access to students in physical schools, home schooled children, and those who have had access to traditional learning methods interrupted by Covid-19 restrictions.

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