Today Google launched their ambitious virtual-reality education program that will take students on virtual field trips using Google Cardboard headsets.
Alchemy VR has been working on a series of Expeditions following a partnership that was announced at Google’s annual I/O conference earlier this year. The Expeditions focus on a variety of curriculum topics – from Biology to Natural History – with some featuring the acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough.
The Expeditions Pioneer Program is rolling out in schools around the world during the 2015/2016 school year.
- Google Official Blog: Bring virtual reality field trips to your school with Google Expeditions
- New York Times: Google Virtual-Reality System Aims to Enliven Education
- USA Today: Google Rolls Out Virtual Reality Field Trips
- Fortune: Google is bringing virtual reality to your kid’s classroom
- Wall Street Journal: Google’s Virtual Reality Brings Great Wall of China Inside School Walls
- TechCrunch: Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program Brings Cardboard To Schools
- VentureBeat: Google launches the Expeditions Pioneer Program to bring VR kits into schools
- Engadget: Google offers its Cardboard-powered VR field trips to schools for free
- The Verge: Google is offering its virtual reality classroom system to schools for free
- The Next Web: Google’s bringing virtual reality field trips to schools for free
- Ubergizmo: Google Will Provide Its Virtual Reality Field Trip Headsets Free To Schools
- T.H.E. Journal: Google seeks teachers to pilot 3D virtual reality field trips
- EdSurge: Google Brings Virtual Reality to Schools With Expeditions Pioneer Program
- New York Daily News: Google to offer free virtual reality fieldtrip kits to teachers, students around the world