A new $680,000 competition calls for designs of next-generation of educational virtual and augmented reality simulations that strengthen career and technical skills.

The U.S. Department of Education’s EdSim Challenge calls upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century.

“This initiative is an exciting example of how virtual reality and game technologies can be applied to give students everywhere the tools to prepare for future success,” said Johan Uvin, acting assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education “We encourage developers from all disciplines to answer our call and help define the future of applied learning.”

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