Coming together for a more engaged future.

The Virtual Reality Learning Initiative will create an immersive education and training platform that utilizes the latest in virtual reality.

Learn More
Woman using VR.

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”

– Clay P. Bedford

Man and woman using VR.

What is the Virtual Reality Learning Initiative?

The Virtual Reality Learning Initiative (VIRLI) seeks to:

  • Supplement existing curriculum with immersive tools for classroom education,
  • Foster the learning of life skills in safe, controlled environments,
  • Inspire individuals to explore career opportunities they have overlooked, and
  • Provide employers with engaging tools for training employees.

By bringing together Intermediate School Districts, private sector labor and management, as well as State resources, we can create a talent development track that starts at the ISD level, runs through community colleges, universities, and vocational education programs, and then finishes with potential Michigan-based private and public sector opportunities.

What are the benefits of VIRLI?

As a member of VIRLI, you will have access to:

  • A growing library of immersive content within the module library,
  • Experienced educators to train your teachers on how to utilize VR,
  • Resources to train your IT staff on how to maintain VR,
  • Trained staff to facilitate your VR stations,
  • A voice in setting priorities for the development of future content,
  • And more!
Group of people collaborating.