Sublime VR Learning Platform
Sublime raises more than £1million for its immersive learning platform.
09:06 22 July 2020
Sublime has partnered with the University of Glasgow in a scheme aimed at helping improve students' remote teaching experience amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Edify, the platform that combines virtual reality learning and video conferencing, was launched after the Glasgow tech firm was able to raise more than £1million funds during the coronavirus lockdown. It has also seen funding of more than £2.5million since 2017, including from Innovate UK.
The firm, which is currently staff by 22 employees, is looking to hire a further ten this year to meet growth plans. It has confirmed that it is ready to launch the Edify platform with ten apps "designed by academics for academics, created and built by gamers, technologists and philosophers to augment and optimise learning."
Sir Anton Muscatelli, the principal and vice-chancellor at the University of Glasgow, said: "This is a dynamic and positive response to the challenging situation we are finding ourselves in during this unprecedented public health crisis. Edify has the potential to allow students to access many of the benefits of VR teaching from the comfort of their own homes while social distancing is in place."
Neil McDonnell, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith research fellow in VR and augmented reality at the university's College of Arts, added: "Using virtual 3D environments in teaching can be extraordinarily powerful, whether those environments are accessed via VR headsets, via Zoom, or on a laptop screen.