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Avantis Education Named Winner in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023

ClassVR wins in the Primary Education category, marking company’s 10th U.S. education award win in two years

Tech & Learning has named Avantis Education’s ClassVR a winner in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023, marking the company’s 10th U.S. award win in the past two years. ClassVR, Avantis’ innovative all-in-one VR/AR headsets and content platform won in the Primary Education category which recognizes standout products for grades K-6. This is the second year in a row the company’s products have won this award.

“Virtual reality is a powerful tool to support student engagement and we are thrilled to be consistently recognized as the leader in VR and AR in K-12 education,” said Avantis Education CEO Huw Williams. “Our team is constantly working to support teachers by adding expanded content and new scenes to our Eduverse platform that immerse students in the subjects they are learning about. Thanks Tech & Learning.”

The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023 recognize educational technology that exceptionally supported teachers and students in 2023. In their comments, the judges said “ClassVR is the total package when it comes to bringing and scaling Virtual Reality use for schools.”

“2023 will surely be remembered as ‘the year of AI,’ but there were plenty of examples of products that integrated a variety of innovative technology to help to improve teaching and learning,” said Christine Weiser, Content Director for Tech & Learning in a statement announcing the winners. “Congratulations to the … winners for supporting innovation in schools.”

ClassVR is an all-in-one VR/AR headset and content platform designed specifically for K-12 classrooms. Used by more than 1 million students in 100,000 classrooms in 90 countries, it includes all hardware, software, tools, training, support and implementation services needed to deploy AR/VR in the classroom. It also provides access to the Eduverse platform, Avantis’ robust library of content giving teachers access to thousands of pieces of VR and AR content and resources to enhance lessons and engage students more deeply in what they are learning. Students can virtually experience walking with polar bears, swimming with sharks, or traveling back in time to see what it was like in a World War I trench.

New for the 2023-24 school year, Avantis aligned 350+ lessons in ClassVR to U.S. State Standards in science, social studies and English Language Arts, providing added value and convenience for teachers. It also expanded its library with the addition of hundreds of thousands of 360-degree images and new immersive content in math and language arts.

The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023 award joins the long list of other awards Avantis has earned since the start of 2022. It has won several other Tech & Leaning awards, as well as awards from THE Journal, the Educators Pick Best of STEM ®, SmartBrief, and EdTech Digest. Avantis has also won several prestigious awards in the UK including being named a winner in the Bett Awards 2024.

For a full list of winners of the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023, visit https://www.techlearning.com/news/tech-and-learning-announces-the-winners-of-its-best-for-2023-contest.

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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