Virtual field trip exploring XR from Discovery and Verizon
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Verizon and Discovery Education announced a new virtual field trip that premiers on November 9, 2023, at 1 PM ET and is available on-demand. 'Bridge to the Future: A Virtual Field Trip into Extended Reality' uses XR, VR, and AR to show students the possibilities of the immersive world.
Discovery Education and Verizon today announced a new virtual experience 'Bridge to the Future: A Virtual Field Trip into Extended Reality' showing students in grades 6-12 the possibilities of the immersive world. This virtual field trip builds upon Discovery Education’s immersive learning suite of resources, including a multi-year partnership with Verizon.
Premiering November 9, 2023, at 1 PM ET and available on-demand, the Bridge to the Future: A Virtual Field Trip into Extended Reality brings to life the cutting-edge world of Extended Reality (XR) for students to discover how this innovative technology is redefining the world from entertainment and medicine to education and beyond. In this program, students visit the Verizon Innovation Lab in Boston, Massachusetts to discover how new technologies are connecting people and redefining the possibilities of how we interact. Students explore the differences between Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), and learn how XR is helping to revolutionize on-the-job training, gaming, entertainment, manufacturing, and more. Students will also get an up-close look at exciting careers in cybersecurity, gaming, and engineering by meeting with diverse STEM professionals.
Verizon and Discovery Education present virtual field trip exploring extended reality
"For over a decade, Verizon has been committed to helping close the digital divide and providing equitable access to high-quality STEM education. Through our partnership with Discovery Education, our new virtual field trip and the resources available on Verizon Innovative Learning HQ are exposing students and educators to immersive technologies and the talented STEM professionals that harness their potential," said Alex Servello, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Verizon.
An accompanying educator guide provides teachers with materials and activities for before, during, and after the virtual field trip. Learn more and register at https://immersive.discoveryeducation.com/
The Bridge to the Future: A Virtual Field Trip into Extended Reality
The Bridge to the Future: A virtual field trip into extended reality builds upon a long-standing partnership with Verizon for the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ.
"Students are naturally curious and gravitate to the latest and greatest technologies. Immersive reality has the power to open minds, make connections, and amplify learning. We are thrilled to partner with Verizon, to offer students and educators a whole new way to explore cutting-edge technology," said Amy Nakamoto, General Manager of Social Impact at Discovery Education.
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