Southeast Asia’s largest EON Icube™ system enhances Nanyang Polytechnic’s Aerospace courses through immersive lessons.
SINGAPORE, August 31st 2017 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), a premier institution of higher learning in Singapore, announce NYP’s expanded use of EON Reality’s AVR platform for Virtual Reality based education and training and installation of a four walled EON Icube system. NYP’s recently installed EON Icube is Southeast Asia’s largest and will be used with twenty Virtual Reality learning modules developed for their aerospace program.
In addition to the EON Icube™ system, NYP’s Virtual Reality training facility also includes VR ready PC’s for twenty-five students and VR systems, based on the EON Ibench Mobile software. Students can train individually or in small groups using EON Ibench Mobile based systems or learn skills in a life sized immersive setting with the EON Icube. Nanyang Polytechnic has been using EON Reality’s Virtual Reality technology since 2012.
“We have been using Virtual Reality based education for over 5 years and have seen very positive results amongst our students in terms of increased attention, understanding, and retention,” said Desmond Tan, Deputy Director, School of Engineering of NYP. “By deploying the 4-Wall full-scale Virtual Reality training system, we are taking this to the next level by offering truly immersive and realistic hands-on virtual learning experiences in which several students can participate at the same time – without the need for large facilities or costly physical equipment.”
They plan further expand to enabling students to use their mobile devices to access the same AR and VR content off campus, creating a Flipped Classroom with the AVR Platform. This will enable NYP students to conduct virtual lab experiments off-campus before coming to class where teachers and subject matter experts will guide and mentor students in the Virtual Reality labs through collaborative learning sessions.
“Having been fortunate to partner with innovative and forward-looking institutions such as Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore has been of tremendous importance for EON Reality – both for creating the awareness of the benefits of using Virtual Reality for education and also for co-development of cutting-edge VR applications,” said Pontus Appelqvist, VP Asia at EON Reality. “The new EON Icube™ installation at Nanyang Polytechnic is further evidence of how schools, polytechnics and academic training facilities are expanding their use of Virtual Reality for knowledge transfer purposes, and that EON Reality’s AVR platform is quickly becoming their go-to solution.”
About NYP – Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
Established in 1992, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is a premier institution of higher learning that offers quality education in Engineering, Information Technology, Design, Interactive & Digital Media, Chemical & Life Sciences, Business Management and Health Sciences. It offers 44 full-time diploma courses and a suite of post-diploma and customised courses for continuing education.
The Polytechnic’s industry-relevant and real world-based training equips students to become employment-ready upon graduation. It aims to nurture students into innovative and enterprising individuals, capable of succeeding in any path they choose to take, be it a career or in further studies.
Nanyang Polytechnic is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Singapore Quality Award, the Innovation Excellence Award and the People Excellence Award. This makes NYP the first education institution in Singapore to receive these three top organisational and business excellence awards.
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 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.