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Ryerson University Chooses NexTech’s InfernoAR for AR Remote Learning Solutions

Ryerson enjoys first-mover advantage by launching RALE – the Ryerson Augmented Learning Experience platform – to fill the New Paradigm for Training and Collaboration in Higher Education.

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., an emerging leader in augmented reality for learning applications, and Ryerson University, a recognized leader in higher education with over 46,000 students have partnered to launch RALE, the Ryerson Augmented Learning Experience platform, based on NexTech’s InfernoAR. The technology license agreement has an initial value of $250,000 and may create more revenue tied to additional AR services.

You can see a sample of the RALE here – please click to view video

The initial launch of RALE will focus on first year Chemistry, Biology and Physics students from the Faculty of Science at Ryerson and enable over 5,000 students to participate in rich, collaborative AR enhanced learning experiences during the Fall and Winter Terms.

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The initial agreement calls for an annual license fee for the InfernoAR platform plus an annual license fee for the Aritize white label app plus a fee of per AR lab with an initial build of 20 labs. The company aims to use this same business model to sign up additional Universities in Canada and throughout North America as COVID19 continues to disrupt classes and social distancing remains in place.

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Dr. David Cramb, Dean of the Faculty of Science comments, “At Ryerson we took the bold step of re-imagining a virtual lab. With inputs from staff, students and faculty we designed and developed a completely collaborative environment that ensures an immersive and fun learning experience for our students. The incorporation of augmented reality into the STEM learning environment will change pedagogy forever.”

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Paul Duffy, President of NexTech comments, “A Ryerson student is a global citizen. What better way to transcend time and geography in today’s COVID-culture than with Augmented Reality Holograms on the InfernoAR platform?” He continues, “each Virtual Lab has interactive videos, real-time collaborative Zoom sessions with lab technicians and fellow student lab partners complemented with AR Lab exercises that allow students to beam into their home the Lab materials required for each experiment.”

You can see a sample of the RALE here – please click to view video

Evan Gappelberg, CEO of NexTech comments, “We are thrilled to be working with such an esteemed University as Ryerson.” He continues, “COVID-19 has created a huge challenge for learning institutions globally especially with labs where student and subject matter interaction is so critical to learning. Our InfernoAR platform is well suited to solve this challenge by offering not only video learning but augmented reality for 3D volumetric object interactions.”

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