VitaSim Author is a novel skill & knowledge authoring tool which allow users to create their own educational content in virtual reality (VR).
Choose the teaching environment from a selection of existing or create your own and customize it. Then add classic but now virtual teaching tools such as power point presentations, whiteboards, blackboards and smartboards.
Finally add specific, highly interactive equipment such as medical imaging devices, surgical tools, industrial equipment or heavy machinery. Rearrange all objects as you like.
Perform your lectures or skill demonstrations inside VR, without the need for physical equipment. The environment, objects, your speech, movements and interactions are automatically recorded.
Recordings can be exported as:
Afterwards use the content management system (CMS) to handle access to the created content.
No. The tool can also be used by instructors, consultants, industrial experts and many others including large organisations where re- and up-skilling is relevant.
Not necessarily. Virtual reality should ideally be used as supplementary training or educational material. It is not our mission to remove the benefits linked to real hands-on skill training. However, research show that VR as supplementary training comes with great educational benefits both regarding quality and costs.
The short answer is yes. VitaSim Author is a content authoring tool and currently only accessible with a license. However, if you are working in academia and wish to use it for research purposes, or affiliated with a public institution or working in an educational setting making an important difference for society you can request a free license.
Also, any content created using VitaSim Author can be accessed for free through VitaSim Study.
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Yes. VitaSim Author has been made in collaboration with teachers and experts in user experience. From the very beginning our goal has been to make it easy for anyone including people with no technical experience to create virtual educational content. Therefore our app is designed with an intuitive menus, simple workflows and built in guidance and tutorials.
The only requirement is that you have access a supported virtual reality headset.
The entire VitaSim platform is the result of a clear vision: To enable and improve the training of practical skills, while pushing the limits for human skill mastery.
We strongly believe that education is area in need of innovation and that the private sector can and should help shape the future of learning and training and enable a better educational ecosystem on a global scale.
In theory: any topic and only the teachers imagination sets the limit. With that said we advice that users focus on practical skills, procedures, operation of machinery or equipment, and in general areas where the user needs to move around, use their hands, interact with objects, use their spatial senses or similar.
No. We have seen great use cases of virtual reality in many other areas, including mental health, complex theoretical concepts, memory enhancing techniques, etc.
We work closely with companies that focus on virtual reality experiences in other areas and look forward to launching them on our platform in the future.
Yes. VitaSim Author works great for the production of virtual lectures, podcasts, video demonstrations and even classic YouTube video series.
Any content created in VitaSim Author can be distributed as 2D videos (i.e. for online learning, YouTube, etc.), 3D demonstrations (accessible through virtual reality allowing the users to experience fully immersive skill and procedural demonstrations while walking around inside them) and as virtual reality based training rooms where the user can perform virtual but lifelike hands-on training.