A New Collaborative Virtual Education Platform Launches At Champlain College

prnewswire | October 01, 2020

InSpace today announced the launch of a groundbreaking virtual learning platform that transforms teamwork in education through smart design. Its innovative approach allows multiple conversations to happen simultaneously in one space, enabling students and teachers to interact and collaborate just as they do in physical spaces. Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is the first college using the platform for classes this fall through a pilot program. InSpace plans to offer the platform to other colleges and universities starting in November in preparation for the spring semester.

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These findings have several implications for both public policy advocates and philanthropy. Meaningful change will not take place unless there are policy advocates who are unapologetic in their endeavors. Students have essentially provided a policy agenda. The question is, are we willing to listen and more importantly, act on what they are saying? They have a strong desire to attend college, yet often lack the knowledge on how to pay for it. The philanthropic community can help bridge this gap and invest in innovative programs.

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These findings have several implications for both public policy advocates and philanthropy. Meaningful change will not take place unless there are policy advocates who are unapologetic in their endeavors. Students have essentially provided a policy agenda. The question is, are we willing to listen and more importantly, act on what they are saying? They have a strong desire to attend college, yet often lack the knowledge on how to pay for it. The philanthropic community can help bridge this gap and invest in innovative programs.

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