How Immersive Technology Champions the Four C’s of Learning

| March 11, 2020

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Using Google’s virtual reality tour creator, Google Maps Street View and VR headsets, students with disabilities were able to tour downtown Danvers at their own pace in preparation for a real-life walk around the area as part of a life skills class. It was a “low-stakes opportunity to practice critical life skills,” Jeff Liberman, the district’s technology director, tells The Hechinger Report. “VR allows students to go places and see things virtually without actually having to go there.” Beyond applications in assistive learning, the use of immersive technologies such as VR and augmented reality continues to grow in K–12 education. 

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Ross Education, LLC

Ross Education, LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College. In 1969, J.M. Ross opened a school in Flint, Michigan named Learning Foundations. They provided after-school academic instruction to K-12 students.In 1971, the name of the company changed to Ross Learning, Inc., and the focus shifted to providing vocational training services to adults. In 1973 the organization began evolving into career training centers. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Ross opened many schools across the US. In 2005, Huron Capital and Paul Mitchell formed Ross Education, LLC and acquired the assets. Between 2008 & 2010, Ross moved all of its schools into larger, brighter facilities, roughly 3 times their previous size.

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Ross Education, LLC

Ross Education, LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College. In 1969, J.M. Ross opened a school in Flint, Michigan named Learning Foundations. They provided after-school academic instruction to K-12 students.In 1971, the name of the company changed to Ross Learning, Inc., and the focus shifted to providing vocational training services to adults. In 1973 the organization began evolving into career training centers. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Ross opened many schools across the US. In 2005, Huron Capital and Paul Mitchell formed Ross Education, LLC and acquired the assets. Between 2008 & 2010, Ross moved all of its schools into larger, brighter facilities, roughly 3 times their previous size.

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