Lifeliqe is thrilled to start piloting mixed reality educational scenarios for Microsoft HoloLens in grade 6-12 classrooms!
The first two schools we are working with are Renton Prep in Seattle, WA and Castro Valley Unified College, CA. The students and teachers there were the first ever to try out Lifeliqe’s educational content on HoloLens during a Science lesson.
“We’ve been using virtual reality as part of education at school for several months. Seems that students have preference for mixed reality for learning but the reason for it will be our next round of investigation,” said Michelle Zimmerman, Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning Sciences at Renton Prep.
“When using Lifeliqe’s learning experiences students were excited to dive into the blood vessel because they could visualize it, which should help their memory retention,“ said Richard Schneck, Career Specialist at Castro Valley Unified College.
The students used Lifeliqe on HoloLens in lessons on circulatory system and electronegativity. “I thought it was really realistic and it was really fun to experience,” said Emmy, 8th-grade student from Renton Prep. More students and teachers will be able to experience Lifeliqe on HoloLens as the pilots will be conducted at a number of schools in coming weeks.
“Mixed reality offers completely unique means to deliver educational content and we are excited to take another step forward in providing immersive learning experiences. The excitement we witnessed during the pilot shows us the great potential mixed reality has in sparking lightbulb moments,” said Ondrej Homola, Lifeliqe CEO. Microsoft is the second major tech company to start cooperating with Lifeliqe on content development. In 2016, Lifeliqe was chosen by HTC Vive as a strategic partner for education.”
“We are thrilled to work with Lifeliqe to pilot mixed reality curriculum in secondary education,” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager of Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Experiences. “3D and mixed reality has amazing potential to improve learning comprehension, and we are excited to explore its possibilities in the classroom.”