Avantis Education Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 23

Virtual reality technology company Avantis Education has announced that its online platform Eduverse recently won a Tech & Learning Best of Show award at ISTELive 23, according to a news release. The yearly conference took place in late June in Philadelphia, Pa. Judging criteria for the award included factors like ease of use, uniqueness in the market, value, and proof that the product has an impact on teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

“For nearly two decades, Avantis Education has been developing innovative products to serve the evolving technology needs of K–12 schools,” said Nik Tuson, Avantis Education CEO. “This latest award from Tech & Learning validates the work we are doing to support teachers who want to provide groundbreaking, immersive experiences that engage and inspire students—and extend their learning.”

Eduverse is an online platform built specifically for education that provides immersive and educational VR and AR content in a teacher-controlled virtual environment. The virtual world is accessible via any Internet-enabled device, and also through Avantis’ VR headsets, ClassVR. Students use avatars to explore environments like the inside of a cell, World War I trenches, the moon, or the bottom of the ocean, among many others. The news release also reports that Eduverse’s more-than 400 lessons will all meet U.S. state education standards in social studies, science, and English Language Arts, the news release reports.

“We received an impressive array of nominations for this year’s awards,” said Tech & Learning content director Christine Weiser. “Our judges chose the products that they believed best supported innovation in the classroom and district. Congratulations to our winners!”

A full list of Best of Show winners is available on the Tech & Learning website. For more information on ClassVR, revisit the feature article from the Summer 2022 print edition of Spaces4Learning.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].