LEARNING TRUCK AND INFORMATION PORTAL “EXPEDITION D” IMPART KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORKING WORLD OF THE FUTURE
UNDERSTANDING THE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL WORLD
The “Expedition D” education truck is currently touring through Baden-Wuerttemberg. Students are being introduced to the world of digital learning and work – for example, with a VR application from imsimity.
- Two-story world of experience tours through Baden-Wuerttemberg with VR module from imsimity
- Virtual and interactive insights into the profession of VR developer
- Via 360-degree web application, Expedition D can be experienced at any time, even from home
Ever visited an Extended Reality Development Lab? What for? If you are in the middle of your career orientation phase – perhaps after graduating from high school or university, or simply as a caring parent – an online look at such an “XR Dev Lab” could be worthwhile.
About the project:
In 2019, the Baden-Württemberg Foundation, together with the employers’ association Südwestmetall and the Federal Employment Agency, financed and designed a two-story experience truck. It provides exciting insights into a working world that will be determined by the digital technologies of the future.
This “Expedition D Truck” is now touring through the state. One of the digital technologies presented in it is “Virtual Reality” (VR) – a subarea of “Extended Reality” (XR) – the digitally enhanced reality – which also includes “Augmented” and “Mixed Reality”.
Imsimity was commissioned by the BW Foundation to develop a digital learning world that allows visitors of the truck to experience the spectrum of VR learning technology. Using VR glasses, students can, for example, put planets into the right orbit in the digital universe or learn in a very practical way how to assemble a bicycle. The need to explore the digital transformation in the professional world is great: The truck is always well booked.
Vocational orientation for everyone at any time and any place
Since its founding, the imsimity team has contributed to the digitalization of educational processes in general and vocational schools with a variety of initiatives. With the development of the VR learning environment CyberClassroom, for example, it was possible for the first time worldwide to convey complex knowledge stereoscopically and interactively. Every year, school unis and VR learning courses are organized with educational sponsors to make the new learning technology known and tangible.
Another step in the development of VR learning applications for schools has now been taken with the awarding of the “Digital Red Salon” project. Starting in March, the idea will turn into virtual reality. A kind of coworking space is to be created. Here, visitors dovetail reality with the virtual world and can generate new ideas for shaping their school in a similar way to a serious game. In this way, they can initiate fundamental changes in the digital organization and culture at the school.
Advantages and challenges
In addition, anyone interested can virtually explore the Expedition Mobile at any time on an online platform. The specialty about it: professionals also show – and this in interactive 360-degree worlds – how digitization has already changed their jobs so far.
And this is where Sara from imsimity’s XR Dev Lab comes into play. She takes the online users with her into her digital everyday life as a VR developer, Sara introduces her workplace, her activities and colleagues and also her boss.
“With the education project ‘Expedition D’ – Digital Technologies, Applications and Professions – we are helping to carry the learning into the wider public and to expand the urgently needed technological know-how. This is the only way to achieve appropriate vision competence among learners as well as teachers.” Martin Zimmermann, CEO imsimity
Click here for the entire press release of the Schwarzwälder Bote.
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