MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School VR For Special Education
Virtual Reality is used in many industries for corporate purposes, but have you ever thought about how VR can be used to benefit the minorities?
In collaboration with MINDS - Lee Kong Chian Gardens school, a special education school in Singapore, Hiverlab delivered a 1-day dynamic and enriching VR training experience to more than 100 students through the Storyhive system. Guided by the special education teachers, students experienced boating, diving, flying, and roller coaster for the first time in their lives. The class was further supplemented by a Q&A session and discussion after an experience, to enhance the training of the students' observations skills, memory skills, as well as communication skills.
The overall feedback from the special education teachers involved has been very positive. All of them either agreed or strongly agreed that the VR experiences we provided had benefited the students and that the Storyhive sessions were easy to facilitate.
Encouraged by how VR can help people with special needs, we will keep exploring the usage of VR for special education needs and to benefit the minorities. To Hiverlab, every individual matter and immersive technology is for everyone.
Huge thanks to the team for working on this. It was really a pleasure working with you. You guys are one of the best vendors I've worked with - the amount of initiative and quality of ideas that come out from the team was really amazing. Not forgetting your speedy turnaround time! So thank you all!
Brenda TanAssistant Manager of Learning & Development
Group Human Resources at OCBC Bank
I have worked very successfully with Hiverlab over the past few years on a heritage project based in Cyprus. Hiverlab is the perfect partner for scholars such as myself who are 'content-rich' but less well-versed in the innovative technologies and media to make the work truly impactful on both popular and pedagogical platforms. I will certainly continue to work with them. They are VERY highly recommended!
Michael J.K. WalshChair & Professor at School of Art
Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University
The advantage of this Storyhive VR programme is that it allows the trainers to communicate with a relatively large class and for the students to interact with one another, which is very difficult in a real-life dive situation. In this particular context, we can train a large number of people, not necessarily just employees, at the same time, yet maintain a level of interaction in instruction that cannot be achieved underwater. The demonstration of the VR prototype has been positive.
Dr Siti Maryam YaakubHead of Department, Ecological Habitats and Processes
DHI Water & Environment (S)