Waterford-based Immersive VR Education scoops top award

irishtimes | February 27, 2019

Waterford-based virtual reality company Immersive VR Education has scooped a top award for its platform in Dubai.The company, which makes online virtual social learning and presentation platform Engage, was named best digital VR/AR product at the GESS Education Awards Dubai.The Engage platform is a virtual reality collaboration and creation tool. It allows educators and corporate trainers to hold classes, host meetings, conduct private tutorials and carry out training sessions and presentations with people from all over the world.“Huge strides have been made in recent years in education technology and to have our role in this movement recognised by our industry peers and by the people we hope will utilise our creations, is hugely gratifying,” said David Whelan, CEO and co-founder of VR Education. “We believe so strongly in the role of VR in education. And we have put so much hard work into bringing our Engage platform to fruition - we have strived to develop a best-in-class product and we see this win as a confirmation of that.”The GESS Education Awards recognise the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people. The event took place alongside the GESS Education Expo and Conference Dubai, a three-day event that is attended by more than 15,000 education professionals from 92 countries.

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Today, most of the organizations are adopting effective training strategies to transform their digital landscape. An introduction to personalized mobile devices, automation and virtual learning has given them the ability to gain a competitive edge. There is no denying in the fact that investments in workplace training and development are set to rise yet again in the year 2018. Different industry verticals are embracing latest eLearning trends such as gamification, chatbots, microlearning, data analytics, mobile learning, augmented reality and others to reshape their overall digital experience.

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