Microsoft is bringing mixed reality to the classroom with View Mixed Reality

Microsoft believes that mixed reality isn’t a gimmick, or a white elephant technology, but rather something that will have a transformative impact on the classroom. Today, at its Microsoft Education event in New York, it announced View Mixed Reality. This new feature allows an individual to dynamically insert 3D imagery into a real-time video input, namely from a webcam. Microsoft envisions that educators will use View Mixed Realityin the classroom to provide visual context to lessons. On stage, Microsoft General Manager Megan Saunders demonstrated how a lesson about NASA’s Curiosity rover could be enhanced by virtually inserting the vehicle into…

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