Reality check: VR Education scoops Dubai award for its digital platform
VR Education has won the Best Digital VR/AR product at the GESS Education Awards in Dubai.
The Waterford firm got the accolade for its work in developing 'Engage', an online virtual social learning and presentation platform.
It can be used in schools, universities, and corporate training to teach subjects in a virtual-reality environment.
The GESS Education Awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people, as well as celebrate the best educational establishments.
VR Education co-founder and CEO David Whelan, pictured with COO Sandra Whelan, said: "Huge strides have been made in recent years in education technology and to have our role in this movement recognised by our industry peers and by the people we hope will utilise our creations, is hugely gratifying." The company beat off competition from hundreds of other entrants.