Ayushi Bisht|Sep 13, 2023
IIT Kharagpur, iXRLabs collaborate to explore VR for higher education
The collaboration will enhance students' learning experiences through immersive VR modules.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has recently collaborated with iXRLabs to explore the use of VR as a pedagogical tool in higher education. Under this collaboration, iVAR lab will share students’ experience of VR modules across branches such as civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical developed by iXRLabs.
As per the official release, the collaboration will enhance students' learning experiences through immersive VR modules. The modules will cover a wide range of industrial settings which include machinery, plant tours, and experiments such as a jet engine, thermal power plant and universal testing machine.
It will ensure the best use of iXRLabs' VR modules by students so that real-time feedback and data can be gathered from the user experience. Further, the iVAR lab will provide inputs in the writing and development of a research paper/white paper based on the pilot project.
Commenting on the partnership, Nihar Madkaiker, co-founder, iXRLabs said, “I am thrilled to announce our academic and research collaboration with iVAR Lab, IIT Kharagpur. Together, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of what's possible and unlocking the full potential of this exciting technology. By combining our expertise and resources, we are poised to create a profound impact in higher education.”
The collaboration between IIT Kharagpur and iXRLabs took place to promote and encourage research and innovation in the field of virtual reality for educational purposes. This development is a significant advancement of virtual reality technology in education and is expected to enhance students' learning experiences significantly.
Expressing his thoughts on the collaboration, Dr Kaushal Kumar Bhagat, iVAR Lab, IIT Kharagpur stated, “The collaboration will facilitate and foster the research and innovation on the applications of virtual reality in education and training, which will pave the way for a new era of immersive learning experiences that can transform the way students acquire knowledge and skills.”
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