A new virtual reality program, designed in part for educators, is giving a whole new meaning to the virtual classroom.

Compatible with VR platforms like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the new program, called Engage, lets up to 30 simultaneous users join and interact in an immersive, virtual meeting -- which could be set in a museum, historical site, or the surface of Mars.

The platform is new (and available as a free preview) so full functionality hasn't been released, or even dreamed up, but so far educators can use it to create a custom avatar and then host live...

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    Stephen Noonoo

    Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.