Now the company will be able to develop its own VR content.
Immersive education is not only used as a new way for students to interact with subjects, but also as a useful way to introduce more people to the power of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. To this end, Discovery Education, a UK-based provider of digital learning content and vocational training for primary and secondary schools, has announced the acquisition of Inspyro, a UK-based VR / AR content creator.
Although the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, the deal is part of Discovery Education’s global content and product strategy, delivering exciting content to thousands of UK schools. The company now has the in-house ability to quickly design and deliver new VR and AR content, integrating technology through its diverse product portfolio.
“For nearly 20 years, Discovery Education has been providing teachers with innovative digital resources and best-in-class professional training to create an attractive learning experience for all students,” said Philip Nanni, vice president of corporate development and strategy for Discovery Education, in a statement.
“Purchasing Inspyro and adding their talented employees to the Discovery Education team expands our ability to develop and quickly implement VR and AR content that teachers can use to create engaging lessons that fuel students’s natural curiosity.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring our technology and approach to the most trusted and respected brand in education,” said Phil Burchinal, Managing Director of Inspyro.
“Discovery Education shares our commitment to involving teachers and students in the immersion technology they need to create a modern learning environment. We look forward to working together on this joint mission. ”
Inspyro has previously won several prestigious Bett awards for its work with VR and AR, all of which are focused on education. These curriculum-oriented study modules help support science, history and geography, compatible with various virtual reality helmets.
Discovery Education services support more than 50 million students in more than 50 countries. Currently available in almost half of US classes and in 50% of all primary schools in the UK.
As the company continues to expand towards virtual and augmented reality, VRcue will let you know.