zSpace changes the way students learn and explore

School News | 08/24/2016 |

 Equipped with her 3-D glasses and stylus, senior Katie Gerk enjoys her virtual reality-based learning experience in the mobile zSpace lab that visited Holyoke Monday, Aug. 22. —Johnson Publications photo
Equipped with her 3-D glasses and stylus, senior Katie Gerk enjoys her virtual reality-based learning experience in the mobile zSpace lab that visited Holyoke Monday, Aug. 22. —Johnson Publications photo

Demonstration bus allows Holyoke students to experience virtual reality-based learning Monday

By Brenda Johnson Brandt

“This is all about fearless learning,” said zSpace sales director Lance Vogler in the virtual reality demonstration lab that was parked in the HHS parking lot Monday, Aug. 22.

Entering the lab in small groups, all students in grades 5-12 had the opportunity for a 20-minute session of hands-on virtual reality learning in the visiting mobile lab. And it was impressive.

Staff members, board members and community persons also got a taste of the learning approach that is effectively being incorporated into lesson plans and curriculum in K-12 school districts, universities, medical schools and hospitals.

zSpace is changing the way that students learn and explore.

Hundreds of thousands of students are using the technology in their classrooms and labs worldwide for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.

Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more — all in a virtual reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3-D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

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