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NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ISTE 2022 Booth #648 – ViewSonic Corp., one of the world’s leading providers of visual solutions solutions, will showcase its latest EdTech solution, UNIVERSE by ViewSonic at the ISTELive 22 EdTech conference in New Orleans, LA, June 27-29, 2022. UNIVERSE by ViewSonic beta will demonstrate an immersive 3D virtual environment . It will facilitate interactive experiences that drive engagement, improve collaboration, and foster a sense of belonging.

UNIVERSE by ViewSonic is a captivating and engaging 3D platform designed with virtual spaces like classrooms, lecture halls and collaborative spaces. Students have the ability to express themselves through avatars, which can be personalized. Intuitive controls allow them to navigate the “campus” and communicate with other students in the same class or around the world.

“The pandemic has changed the education landscape, and we’ve seen how digital innovation and technology have helped support teachers and students during this time,” said Kevin Chu, UNIVERSE Business Unit Director. at ViewSonic. “We created this immersive learning platform so that the education community can teach and learn creatively and without limits. We’re showing the beta version of UNIVERSE by ViewSonic to highlight what educators can do outside of traditional structures.

UNIVERSE by ViewSonic beta

– Boost engagement

  • Promote peer interaction and learning; Engage via open discussion or working groups of up to 4 students

  • Text and emojis for non-audio/voice communications

  • Spatial Audio: Simulates realistic sound and volume based on the distance between avatars.

    • For example, a classmate standing in front of the virtual whiteboard would sound “farther” than a student avatar sitting next to the user.

– Improve collaboration:

  • Interactive tools including screen sharing, instant quizzes and integrated web browsing

  • Works with the myViewBoard® ecosystem

  • In-class tools include hand raising, a random name generator for participation, and reward points that students can redeem for virtual items

– Simplify management:

  • Access to UNIVERSE is limited to registered students and teachers

  • Teachers can track interactivity and engagement levels in classrooms and breakout rooms and restrict avatar movement during concentration periods

  • Can use existing learning management systems [LMS] to schedule lessons and import information and files

  • Quizzes and polls are available to increase interactivity and encourage engagement

  • Dashboard offers reporting and tracking of attendance rates and attention measurement

  • UNIVERSE by ViewSonic can be run on iOS desktops, laptops and tablets with a stable internet connection and only requires 500 Kbps per connection.

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About ViewSonic

Founded in California, ViewSonic is one of the world’s leading providers of visual solutions and does business in more than 100 countries around the world. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing complete hardware and software solutions including monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays and the myViewBoard™ software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position to provide innovative and reliable solutions for the education, business, consumer and professional markets and to help customers “see the difference “. To learn more about ViewSonic, visit www.viewsonic.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations regarding future events. Actual events could differ materially from those anticipated in this document. Trademark Footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic marks are either trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other company names and trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.


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