zSpace offers augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) experiential learning in science, math, and career and technical education areas to build learner expertise and knowledge and foster collaborative learning.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Self-direction, Decision Making, Self-awareness, Social Literacy, Collaboration, Growth Mindset, Critical Thinking, Empathy

Learner resources

  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AV/VR) technical learning courses for earning 33 different Career & Technical Education industry credentials
  • YouScience aptitude modules for learners to explore their interests and aptitudes
  • Career exploration using VR-based courses for Career & Technical Education, Workforce Development, and Postsecondary and Advanced Sciences
  • Instructional videos to guide users through launching and using the VR courses
  • PDF guides to explore course content and software and VR application requirements

Administrator resources

  • Professional development for educators includes videos, webinars, and guides to teach using the platform
  • Each course comes with a syllabus with instructions for following the zSpace activities and learner worksheets
  • Instructional Strategies Guides, including Blended and Remote Learning, Standards-Based Instruction and Social & Emotional Learning
  • Technical resources, e-books, online courses, and guides for clients to set up and implement zSpace

Key Takeaways

  • The platform uses a novel VR system called zSpace Inspire, a device which is the size of a small laptop, so there is no need for VR glasses or a head-mounted display (HMD), enabling learners to work in small groups and collaborate.
  • Learners can use the AV/VR resources to learn about careers and make decisions about future studies using the career exploration resources, including VR study guides.
  • Students can use the YouScience application to discover their aptitudes and personal and workplace success skills.
  • zSpace has 250 plus AV/VR activities aligned to the Common Core Curriculum Standards, as well as curriculum standards for 19 states in the United States, the International Baccalaureate, and the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • ZSpace references research showing that AR and VR experiences allow learners to build personal and workplace success skills, such as perseverance, solution, and growth mindset, as they can fail in a safe environment and receive timely feedback.
  • Workforce development professionals can use the platform and education resources to enhance vocational training and job readiness.

zSpace, based in Mountain View, California, is an augmented and virtual reality platform that provides experiential learning in science, math, and career and technical education credentialing. It was founded by Nancy Clemens and Paul Kellenberger. zSpace was named “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years. Their latest product, called zSpace Inspire, offers an AR/VR experience without the need for head-mounted display or glasses. More than 2,500 organizations, among them colleges and universities, technical colleges, and 800 K–12 school districts, use zSpace around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Critical & Creative Thinking

Emotional Intelligence


Teamwork & Collaboration

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