As the definition of literacy evolves to include digital and technological literacy, libraries are also evolving to include new technologies in their offerings to meet a wide range of community needs.
The youth sports advocacy group has partnered with the educational nonprofit TeachAids to share its CrashCourse software curriculum with athletes, parents, coaches and administrators in NCYS programs nationwide.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services in Texas has incorporated augmented and virtual reality into its training process, allowing first responders to prepare more effectively for mass-casualty events.
A York County, Pa., police department recently became the first in the nation to agree to lease a 3D virtual reality training system for five years, with officers saying that the program feels just like real life.
Even unintentional racial bias can have long-lasting impact, particularly when making decisions about kids in the foster care system. Training via virtual reality can help eliminate those biases in the field.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has partnered with OmniLife VR to bring educational virtual reality technology into its classrooms, with the goal of creating new learning experiences and keeping kids engaged.
The new training aid is part of a $1.48 million, five-year contract between the Sheriff's Office and Axon Enterprises Inc., which supplies the agency with body-worn cameras and cloud video storage software.
An anti-racism pilot project at the University of Arizona aims to create VR sessions to immerse people in first-person experiences, with the idea that they might one day be paired with diversity training.
At a virtual conference on Wednesday, the police-tech company promised new products and investment in virtual reality to train officers to deal with difficult people in the field — including each other.