ViRvii moves into education and training through joint venture

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ViRvii, where music meets VR, is moving into education and training through a joint venture with the New Jersey Innovation Institute

Quick read

➨ Education and training’s new unnamed immersive tech provider will offer “scalable and versatile” online education experiences using VR, AR, machine learning, and advanced camera and computing technologies
➨ Through ViRvii, the joint venture will offer a VR classroom where students can learn through visualisation. Instructors, educational institutions and businesses will be able to measure and analyse their performance.
➨ As part of the joint venture, NJII will provide programme management, curriculum content development, marketing and sales, event hosting, and support services for the ViRvii platform.

The story

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) and ViRvii have teamed up to launch a joint venture focusing on academic education and commercial training.

Education and training’s new unnamed immersive tech provider will offer “scalable and versatile” online education experiences using VR, AR, machine learning, and advanced camera and computing technologies.

Through ViRvii, the joint venture will offer a VR classroom where students can learn through visualisation. Instructors, educational institutions and businesses will be able to measure and analyse their performance.

Founded in 2019, ViRvii develops proprietary user experiences merging music, art and VR. The developer recently partnered with Facebook, which is funding the launch of its content on the Oculus platform in 2021.

Primarily aimed at music lovers, VirRvii allows users to create their own worlds by customising how they listen to and interact with audio content.

VirRvii also allows artists and record labels to create new or recreate existing songs and albums through immersive experiences.

As part of the joint venture, NJII, a corporation of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will provide programme management, curriculum content development, marketing and sales, event hosting, and support services for the ViRvii platform.

Dan Kaminski, senior vice president and general manager of the data and technology division at NJII, said the joint venture will target medical and biopharma training institutions, law enforcement agencies and universities.

Juan Dueñas, co-founder and chief executive officer of ViRvii, said “We are excited to partner with NJII to integrate immersive and interactive virtual reality content into the educational environment to promote greater learning across the world.”

The ViRvii platform sounds intriguing. Its combination of music and VR to create new immersive experiences has attracted Facebook, and now it’s being put to work in education and training.

Learning in VR, like attending an event, shouldn’t be a recreation of a real experience, because it fails to utilise immersive technology’s full potential.

Have you tried learning or training in VR? What were your best and worst experiences? How can VR take learning and training to the next level?

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