Microsoft touts Windows Mixed Reality as an education tool

As part of the Edu event today Microsoft spent some time promoting Windows Mixed Reality and 3D as an education tool for students.

To make it easier for educators to implement a curriculum based on this, Microsoft has partnered with Pearson, one of the largest education companies in the world, to help 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.

Of course not every classroom can afford 20 Windows Mixed Reality headsets. To make the technology more affordable for schools, Microsoft announced a new feature coming to Windows 10 this fall, called View Mixed Reality. This feature allows users to see 3D content through their screen into the real world as mixed reality, using a simple built-in or add-on webcam.

To support these technologies Microsoft is also offering Minecraft for Education free to schools using Windows 10 S, and introduced Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition.

See Microsoft’s video explaining their Mixed Reality approach to Education below.

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