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InstaVR Launches Academic Organization-Wide Tier Pricing in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Universities Can Give All Professors and Students Access to Create and Distribute VR for Distant Learning and Campus Virtual Tours With a Single User Cost.

InstaVR Inc, the leading web-based virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, launched organization-wide Academic pricing to give universities a more cost-effective way of utilizing VR across all departments.

In response to the worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, colleges and universities have mandated online virtual classes for the remainder of their academic calendars. The use of VR for teaching in these remote learning environments has been heavily discussed in recent weeks.

InstaVR provides a no-code, drag-and-drop web-based editor that can easily be learned by any professor or student. Over 50,000 organizations include universities such as Stanford University, etc. have created 250,000+ VR experiences for diverse use-cases by using InstaVR. Find more academic use cases from https://www.instavr.co/academic-use-cases. Combined with a 360-degree camera or 3DCG software, faculty or students can create VR apps in minutes that can be distributed via web, mobile app, or head-mounted VR system (Oculus Go, Quest and Rift S).

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To accommodate the influx of interest at the university level, and to provide a measure of financial relief, InstaVR is now offering a single price point for University-wide subscriptions. The normal single per user subscription of InstaVR Pro at $199 USD per month will now be offered for unlimited student and staff access on approved academic email domains. If there are 10,000 students and staff in the university, the cost per user per month is around $0.02 USD.

To get started with the new InstaVR Academic tier, a single user from the approved university email domain needs to sign up and purchase an InstaVR Pro annual subscription. All subsequent users who sign up with that same email domain will automatically be upgraded to the advanced Pro tier. Find approved domains at https://instavr.co/academic-domains. 9,704 domains listed.

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“We recognize the challenges of teaching higher education students remotely,” said Daniel H. Haga, CEO and Founder of InstaVR. “Virtual Reality helps create a more educational and immersive experience for students. It’s also a great technology for students to learn to use themselves, as forward-thinking workplaces have already incorporated VR into their daily environments.”

Additionally, given travel restrictions, colleges can utilize their organization-wide InstaVR Academic access to create 360-degree virtual campus tours for prospective students who can no longer physically visit.

“Coronavirus has unfortunately altered the way learning takes place,” said Haga. “The classroom of the future, driven by immersive Virtual Reality, is sadly becoming a reality much faster. Hopefully our platform and Academic tier pricing helps universities with that transition.”

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