Virtual Reality Journey Through the Tomb of Nefertari
Students don’t need to pack their bags to step inside the tomb of Nefertari and bask in the story of its beautiful artistry, majestic history, fascinating construction, and mythology. They can head off on their adventure by downloading Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, a virtual reality experience that invites them to embark on an educational journey into one of the world’s most stunning and mysterious locations. They’ll also learn about the tombs of other Egyptian queens and kings, mythology of the afterlife, preparation of the tombs, and much more. The publisher of Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, CuriosityStream, is also the publisher behind the space exploration experience Destination: Pluto The VR Experience, which takes users on a trip to the surface of the Pluto.
In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds.