ViewSonic Corporation is a leading global provider of visual solutions and will be showcasing its latest EdTech solution, UNIVERSE by ViewSonic at ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education) Live 22 Conference and Expo from June 27-29, 2022 in New Orleans, LA.
The beta version of UNIVERSE by ViewSonic offers an immersive 3D virtual environment built for education. It enables interactive learning experiences which initiate engagement, enhance collaboration, and fosters a sense of belonging at times when classes cannot be held together in the same physical space.
Kevin Chu, director of UNIVERSE Business Unit at ViewSonic, said that the pandemic has changed the landscape of education, and the world has seen how digital innovation and technology has helped the global education system overcome unforeseen challenges during this time. ViewSonic has created an immersive digital learning platform designed to enhance out-of-classroom learning experiences through the company’s continuous commitment to innovation in EdTech. UNIVERSE by ViewSonic aims to support educators impart knowledge with more creative freedom within the online learning environments.
ViewSonic’s UNIVERSE features immersive virtual learning spaces such as classrooms, collaborative spaces and lecture halls. Students can interact with peers and express themselves through personalized structure. Intuitive controls allow them to navigate around the digital campus and engage with their peers in a safe digitally controlled environment where they would feel at ease to develop personal and meaningful connections. All communication can be conducted instinctively through true-to-life spatialized audio, emojis, private and group chats.
Educators can utilize comprehensive teaching tools such as screen-sharing, creating pop quizzes, and presenting a camera feed to best suit the needs of each classroom. Meanwhile, students can collaborate through open discussions in the core learning space or break out into different meeting rooms for more focussed discussions.
Based on the learning scenario and with a purpose-built classroom management feature, teachers can toggle between the Lecture Mode and Discussion Mode-based techniques. Moreover, detailed learning information which offer insight into student’s engagement levels are available after each lecture, supporting educators with data-driven insights for improved learning outcomes within a digital learning environment.
ViewSonic is a Taiwanese-American leading global provider of Visual solutions, founded in 1987 as Keypoint Technology Corporation and renamed to its present name in 1993. It conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include projectors, monitors, pen displays, All-in-One LED displays, commercial displays, View Board interactive displays, and myViewBoard software ecosystem.
Over the years, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers benefit from these products.
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