Avantis Named a THE Journal New Product Award Platinum Winner for Second Year in a Row

ClassVR wins in the “Virtual/Augmented Reality Headset of the Year” category, marking company’s ninth U.S. education award win in two years

THE Journal has named Avantis Education’s ClassVR a winner in its 2023 New Product of the Year Awards. ClassVR, Avantis’ innovative all-in-one VR/AR headsets earned a Platinum Award in the “Virtual/Augmented Reality Headset of the Year” category.  This is the second year in a row an Avantis product has earned this award. It also marks the company’s ninth U.S. education award win since the start of 2022.

“More and more school districts are leveraging federal funding to purchase ClassVR, offering new possibilities to engage students in content and inspire learning,” said Avantis Education’s Chief Executive Officer Huw Williams. “ClassVR is the only VR headset specifically built for K-12 education and we are honored to have it selected by THE Journal as the New Product of the Year in this category.”

THE Journal’s New Product of the Year Awards recognize outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers. It highlights products and services that are considered to be particularly noteworthy in the transformation of education technology. ClassVR was among 17 products recognized for their impact on K-12 education.

“We celebrate this year’s New Product Award winners for their pivotal role in advancing teaching, learning, and administration in education,” commented Rhea Kelly, editor in chief of THE Journal in an announcement about the winners. “Kudos to the exceptional products that have made a significant impact this year.”

ClassVR is an all-in-one VR/AR headset designed specifically for K-12 classrooms. Used by more than 1 million students in 100,000 classrooms and 90 countries, it includes all hardware, software, tools, training, support and implementation services needed to deploy AR/VR in the classroom. ClassVR, which qualifies under ESSER funding, gives 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 has aligned 400+ lessons in ClassVR to U.S. State Standards in science, social studies and English Language Arts, providing added value and convenience for teachers.

This award win is the ninth Avantis has earned since the start of 2022. In addition to the two THE Journal awards, since the start of 2022 Avantis has also won the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Back-to-School 2023, the Educators Pick Best of STEM ® 2023 Awards, both the 2022 and 2023 Tech & Learning Best of Show awards at ISTELive, the 2023 SmartBrief Readers’ Choice Awards, EdTech Digest’s 2023 EdTech Awards, and the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Best of 2022. Avantis was also named a finalist in the District Administration Top Ed Tech Products Awards at FETC 2023.

The company has earned several awards in the UK as well, including being named a winner in the EdTechX Awards and being named a finalist in the AIXR VR Awards.

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