Tuesday May 02, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality: An Evolution for Education

Aside from new Surface hardware and Windows 10 S, Microsoft also had a little bit to share today on Windows Mixed Reality and how this technology could be integrated into classrooms as a more immersive approach to teaching and learning. While this doesn’t seem like the worst idea, how many school districts can actually afford to get all of these headsets and other devices required to run them? Thanks to Kyle for this one.

Today, we announced a new strategic partnership with Pearson, one of the largest education companies in the world, who is working to integrate 3D and mixed reality into their secondary and university level curriculum. By the school year 2018, Pearson will offer curriculum in health, commerce, history, and STEM, on all Windows Mixed Reality devices. In addition, we announced a new feature coming to Windows 10 this fall, called View Mixed Reality. This feature allows you to see 3D content through your screen into the real world as mixed reality, using a simple RGB camera.