CSPE Researchers Shortlisted for University of Glasgow Award
CSPE Researchers Shortlisted in the University of Glasgow Engagement Awards for in the category of Best Business Collaboration for Project Edify.
As the world grapples with the effects of COVID-19 on the education sector, researchers at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow have partnered with Sublime, a leading Scottish immersive technology company, to ensure that Glasgow has the capacity and knowledge to improve all aspects of remote teaching and learning. The team have created ‘Edify’, a virtual reality learning platform that allows students to access the benefits of virtual reality teaching from their own homes. It removes the need for high specification VR hardware as it supports mobile and desktop usage via widely available third-party products. This democratises the benefits of immersive learning, providing crucial accessibility to shared learning experiences. It allows students to learn without limits. The project catalysed a new company, created 21 new jobs and 60 licences for use of Edify have been sold in institutions in Scotland, England and Australia.
First published: 26 April 2021