Welcome back to Good Vibes with VIVE! Today’s topic is math education, and our guest has a super compelling story to share. Anurupa Ganguly is the CEO and founder of Prisms of Reality, where she is reimagining math education using VR technology. According to various studies, the interest around careers in STEM is significantly low, and Anurupa attributes this to the lack of application and physical understanding embedded in our education system. She believes that the VR technology Prisms of Reality has created will bridge this gap. It is a mission-driven methodology, where students can learn the abstraction that is often missing in education. During this episode, she weighs in on why problem-based learning was not a feasible method for teachers, how the pandemic has highlighted the need for innovative technology in education, and why now is the best time to take radical steps in VR. She also shares the hands-on process that they have followed to equip teachers to introduce the VR headsets into their classrooms and which channels of support and training they are focusing on, before touching on the Sandbox they are building as a support tool for their existing technology. We hope you join us today to hear all this and more!
Key Points From This Episode:
“If a child feels that my only role is to get the answer, perform on the test, and then that’s the end of the road for what my contribution looks like and I don’t have a vision for what I’m going to do with this afterwards. That’s of course going to be the end of their road.” — @anurupagang
“We’re not game driven. We’re mission driven. It’s not a game that kids are playing, they’re solving a mission.” — @anurupaganguly [0:08:28]