Lenovo Introduces VR Classroom 2 for Education

techacute | February 04, 2020

Lenovo Introduces VR Classroom 2 for Education
During the 40th Annual Future of Education Technology (FETC) last January 14 in Miami, Lenovo introduced something huge to the audience. They unveiled the VR Classroom 2.  This new way of teaching is a big help not only for students but also for teachers. Tablets and laptops will also play a significant role in this smarter solution for education. More About Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom 2Having a smarter solution when it comes to education is great. With the help of different software and other tools, teaching in a VR classroom will be easy. You can even watch the training courses again if you fail to understand a specific topic. While this is more helpful for learners in middle and high school, one should be responsible enough to do their part. In VR Classroom 2, Lenovo will be using ThinkReality and LanSchool to deploy headsets easily and as well as to learner’s respective classes.

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