Virtual reality wins the day

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David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Picture by Shane O'Neill, SON Photographic

A Waterford-based virtual reality company Immersive VR Education has won a top award in Dubai.

Immersive VR Education, which makes the online virtual social learning and presentation platform Engage, was named best digital VR/AR product at the GESS Education Awards.

The Engage platform is a virtual reality collaboration and creation tool. It allows educators and corporate trainers to hold classes, host meetings, conduct private tutorials and carry out training sessions with people from all over the world.

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

“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,” said David Whelan, chief executive and co-founder of VR Education.

The GESS Education Awards recognise the quality and diversity of educational products. The event was part of the GESS Education Expo and Conference, a three-day event attended by more than 15,000 education professionals

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