Friday, October 13, 2017

CoSpaces Keeps Getting Better

Anyone that knows me has probably heard me ramble about CoSpaces before.  I've been on the bandwagon ever since I found out about it and it continues to astound me with it's brilliant simplicity.

What makes CoSpaces so beautiful for education?

Now that we are several years into the hype of virtual reality, it is a great time to reflect a little bit on how it works and how it doesn't for education.  CoSpaces takes VR, and what has sometimes been a bit of a gimmick, into the realm of authentic educational experiences.  Think of it as a type of PowerPoint for VR that is accessible to kids and adults of all ages.  Absolutely anyone can create compelling VR environments in minutes and hours without any prior design experience.

How does CoSpaces continue to outdo themselves?

In the last year, CoSpaces has added a ton of features to make it easier and more capable in the classroom.  Not to mention the whole CoSpaces Edu platform, here is a list of some of the things that make it even more awesomer.  (in no particular order)

  • New user interface and design controls
  • Better Chrome OS filesystem integration
  • Ability to import animated gifs, and more recently .STL files
  • Script and Block Coding
  • 360 photo integration

Even though there are a few other companies doing similar things in the way of VR content creation, CoSpaces continues to hit the nail right on the head with their educational platform and approach to getting kids excited about using VR for any content area.

Check out this demo I did to orient people about my library makerspace.