The use of the AVR Platform will help future-proof Telford College students and teachers as global industries adopt more advanced technology.
IRVINE, CA, December 17, 2018 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, together with Telford College has announced the Shropshire-based college’s adoption of the revolutionary Classroom 3.0 model using Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) technology.
The change to a more interactive learning experience gives the college’s academic and trade students the opportunity to step right into the industrial environments from day one without any of the safety or logistical complications. Using the power of the AVR Platform, teachers and students can digitally take apart a jet engine in real-time or calibrate an oil compressor rig on a moment’s notice.
Synonymous in the UK as a provider of high calibre training across several industries, Telford College and the support from Marches LEP has opened up new possibilities for experiential learning with the AVR Platform, better preparing students for the realistic future of the fields they are entering. AR and VR technologies are used by plenty of leading companies in engineering, manufacturing, and other industries, so utilizing the high-end technology in classrooms helps ease the adjustment for students.
“Combining the knowledge, skills and facilities on our campus is a perfect time to reflect on our curriculum, and the introduction of virtual and augmented reality technology is a key ingredient in this,” said Graham Guest, Principal and Chief Executive of Telford College. “We want to be at the forefront of education, which is why we are bringing in virtual reality and new technologies to inspire students. It will revolutionise ways of teaching and learning.”
By utilizing advanced technology in the classroom instead of banning it, Telford College is forging a unique path in the further education sector in the UK. Rather than what’s typically known as a “sixth form college,” Telford College uses a holistic and future-now approach to the traditional idea, but revolutionizes this idea by embracing a “seventh form” via Classroom 3.0 and AVR technologies.
“Telford College has bolstered their further and higher education offerings for all 2,000 students by opening a dedicated Augmented and Virtual Reality suite powered by EON Reality’s AVR Platform,” said Mark Bridgeman, Global Chief Operating Officer and UK MD of EON Reality. “This includes training future talent in using and understanding all current VR and AR technology — ultimately, preparing students for their what their employers expect of them.”
About Telford College
Telford College is a Further Education (FE) college in Telford, Shropshire, England with a wealth of history that dates back to 1800s. The ‘first industrial revolution college’ was founded in 1892 by Charles Walker as the Centre for Art and Science Classes and was originally based in Oakengates, Shropshire. Now that the merger between TCAT, and New College Telford (NCT), has been officially rubber-stamped by the government, Telford College has been operating under one banner since Summer 2017, unveiling a joint program of courses and new identity.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 8,000 applications. Over 40 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.